‘Put your hands in the air if you care’, DJ protest at Government HQ today
The Gran Canaria DJ Association, an official association with over 300 members, have organised a demonstration at 10:00am this morning (Tuesday) in front of the headquarters of the Presidency of the Canary Islands Government in Las Palmas, due to the effects of the restrictions against Covid-19 applied in the islands, and they affect them and their families.
In a statement, the entity said that this decision has been made due to the "repeated refusal of regional political leaders to meet with them after months of requesting for a meeting to take place”.
The statement says “The Government of the Canary Islands has been imposing restrictions for more than a year and a half that directly affect the more than 300 club DJs on the island, and especially their families. In all this time, the administration has not even bothered to inform this legally constituted association, of the measures in advance that will be carried out in the different phases that have caused the direct elimination of many jobs”.
They stressed that they will not relent in their efforts to defend the interests of their represented parties and will continue to carry out "whatever actions are necessary to establish a constant and fluid dialogue with the different administrations to defend the right of its associates to work”.
Among the demands, there is an aid plan that allows DJs to survive and receive support, since most can’t benefit from ERTE due to the ‘ precarious’ conditions in which they were hired or carry out their work before the start of the pandemic.
They are also asking for direct communication to the DJs of any decisions the Canary Islands Government makes that directly affects their work so that they can plan accordingly and reorganize their agendas as soon as possible and keep as much of their work as possible.