The Canary Islands joins the protests of the entertainment and events sector in 28 cities

2020/09/18 08:36:15 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The capitals of Tenerife and Gran Canaria joined protests yesterday with the 'Red Alert' movement, a national initiative that is demanding that the events and entertainment industry have official aid to overcome the economic crisis derived from the coronavirus.

The protests, according to sources of the organizers, have been held in emblematic places of various cities throughout Spain within the 'Movement for the sectoral unification of the entertainment and events industry', which has seen protests in 28 Spanish cities.

All this, in order to draw attention to the situation that the sector is going through, as stated on its official website, which details that, “in the absence of recognition of a clear vulnerability, and of concrete aid by the government, it is vital to give visibility to the worrying situation in the Show and Events sector.”

Yesterday protests took place in Alicante, Badajoz, Barcelona, ​​Ibiza, Las Palmas, Lérida, Logroño, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Cruz, Valencia and Valladolid.

For this reason, it has been called “under the same slogan, which urges the Government of Spain and the responsible ministries (Labour, Finance, Economic Affairs, Culture and Sports, and Industry) to take urgent measures to guarantee the survival of the sector."

They also want "the creation of an official body that will define the needs of the companies in the sector, which are affected by the seasonality and intermittency of their activity, giving priority to regulation through the negotiation of a sectoral collective agreement at a national level".