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Garbage strike

A pedestrian passes a pile of garbage during the 10th day of the Seville waste disposal strike on February 6, 2013 in Seville, Spain. Workers are striking over demands they take a 5% pay cut and extend their working week to 37.5 hours. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Garbage piles high in Seville strike

February 6, 2013

Around 6,000 tons of garbage have been left uncollected in the Spanish city's

streets since the strike started last week. The management of Lipasam, Seville's

munipical street cleaning company, rejected a plan proposed by the city

council to reduce the garbage collectors' wages by five percent while

increasing their working hours, local media reported. (Feb. 6)