Garbage strike affects Madrid

Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council have started an indefinite strike over proposed wage and job cuts. The effects of the strike can be seen all around the city, as rubbish clogs up streets and dirties the popular tourist destination.
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A man walks by garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
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A woman walks next to garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
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People walk next to garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
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A man walks over rubbish dumped in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
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A man picks a yoga mat out of the garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)
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A man picks vegetables from garbage dumped around rubbish bins in the street on November 6, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Street cleaners, garbage collectors and public park gardeners working for Madrid city council started an indefinite strike yesterday which was called by the trade unions. Franchise firms which employ them plan to axe around 1,000 jobs and those who will remain will have to face working for a 40 percent cut of their wages. (Getty Images)