Working conditions have become unsustainable. The plate has been reduced and they have been obliged to double shifts to be able to take the service forward.
Since 12 years ago there have been no vacancies for local police agents. The needs of citizenship remain the same or more, but the body is increasingly depleted. Now, with retirements, only seven agents have left their post in only six months. With what the template in all this time has been reduced from 97 to 54 effective.
Although they have not been the key reason, the retirements have brought to light all the hardships that the collective is going through. And that they do not have any answer on the part of the City council.
A group of agents points out: "How important is Citizen Security for the Mayor?", "Why do they only make us stick and more stick to the hiring of new police?", "We can not take it anymore. We are doubling shifts and doing extra hours without knowing if we are going to charge them. "
And, the issue of the hours is another issue that has not been solved. In November, the unions presented a proposal on the overtime of all the officials of the MI City Council, «Which, five months later, in April, had not yet been reviewed by the mayor, claiming that the personnel department was overflowing», the agents have indicated.
Also, due to the problems that the aforementioned department was supposedly having and in view of the urgent need to solve the issue of overtime, a Joint Commission was created to expedite the process, «But the surprise was that when the agreement of the Joint Commission arrived at the personnel department, again obstacles were encountered to follow its course», manifest from the Local Police of Xàbia.
To this day, according to the agents, the police have made more than 500 extra hours only at the San Juan festivities «Because of the lack of cash to cover all events and all without knowing if we will charge or not», indicate the agents and add that "Mr. Mayor is directly responsible for the discomfort that is currently living among the officials of this MI City Council. Putting in danger, concretely, the professionalism of the agents and disregarding of the necessary decisions for the improvement of the work conditions of the same ».
Local Police officers of Xàbia point out: "We think that there might even be some personal inconvenience in that the officials of this council and specifically, the Local Police dignify their working conditions."