Firefighters from Almoradí, Orihuela and Torrevieja have said on Monday that they will refuse to carry out any overtime until 1st December
The protest is as a result of the precarious position they insist the force is in saying that they are currently working with a shortfall of a hundred officers.
In the Vega Baja the measure will affect the fire stations in Orihuela, Torrevieja and Almoradi for at least ten days and they say that they cannot rule out extending the ban should the Provincial Fire Department not come up with a solution to the problems they have reported.
During recent industrial action which took place from 7 to 11 November the Personnel Board had to close Almoradi on several occasions due to lack of staff. In Orihuela the station operated for at least five days with all of it’s officers aged over 50 years and the service’s mountain rescue team would have been able to effect a rescue even though it had the allocation of a helicopter.