Tourist Centre workers decided on Sunday to suspend the strike that has already been running for 20 days, pending the convening of an extraordinary plenary session requested last Friday by the opposition.
This was announced in a press conference held at the the doors of the Monumento del Campesino.
"We will not be complicit in the irresponsibility of (President of the Cabildo), Pedro San Ginés", "we can not follow the madness of a madman," said Andres Barreto, announcing that the staff will return to work and that the Centres will reopen on Monday.
However, he stressed that "suspension does not mean that workers are giving up their fight and he warned that they will resume stoppages if their proposals are not voted for in the Plenary, or if there are even "minimal reprisals" against workers who supported the strike.
The strike was launched on August 15th when angry workers were unhappy about the breaches of a collective agreement signed in 2014, about the interpretation of a court ruling affecting the salaries of workers, as well as complaints of the outsourcing of services, which union representatives also criticised.
Analysts have calculated that since the beginning of the strike more than 100,000 euros have been lost in revenue per day in the tourism centres of the island, as well as the poor image that it has given the island and its tourism sector in August, one of the most lucrative months with a large tourist influx . More than four million euros of losses are said to have been made due to the strike since an average of 3,000 tourists a day, are said to visit the attractions.