Francisco Jose Castillo is a cleaning worker that, until now, he worked and provided his services in the Municipal Water and Sewage Company (Emaya) of the Palma City Council and that he was fired for criticizing the armor in their jobs of half a dozen directors of a company chaired by the Socialist Councilor for the Environment, Ramon Perpignan.
The works council, led by unions related to management, You have already received the notice of dismissal so that you can present it within five days some allegations that he will not present, while Castillo already works with the USTE union in the lawsuit against a dismissal taken in retaliation for his criticism armored managers.
After specifying that I “am director of the digital Grupo Periódico de Baleares but I am not the director of the Balearic Newspaper, it is seen that the management of the Emaya company has some rules and does not allow it to be criticized, “laments Castillo. The criticisms of the shielding of the high positions were made through an article published in Periódico de Baleares.
“Freedom of expression is not allowed in Emaya or in Palma City Council.which seems incredible to me, and I ask all the media for the necessary help, thanking OKDIARIO for giving me this opportunity to express myself, and to support me in all this, because today it was me, but tomorrow it could be someone else»affirms this municipal employee of the Palma City Council.
With the imminent appeal that he will file against his dismissal, which has not yet been communicated to him, It will be the third complaint that Castillo files against Emaya and, until now, Justice has proved him right.
And it is that, as stated in the statement of defenses of the sanctioning file opened by Emaya, it should not be forgotten that “the fundamental right to freedom of expression protects the dissemination of critical opinions, whose purpose is not to disrespect but to expose the disagreement with the management of a public company and the granting of unjustified benefits to certain managerial positions in order that the public, in general, be aware of the facts and form its own opinion”. Therefore “the exercise of a fundamental right can never constitute an infringement.”
The digital portal that directs Castillo echoed information from OKDIARIO on the shielding of half a dozen senior officials of Emaya, in which it was added that “it has been a long time since the PSOE of the Balearic Islands has settled down to follow in the footsteps of the previous Andalusian governments who have been known more for their corruption than for their achievements”, warning that “Emaya workers who risk their continuity in the company next year with an exam do not rule out demonstrations, including escraches against Mayor José Hila and his acolytes government partners, the directors of Emaya and, of course, the four unions that are the lapdogs that are useless.
But as Castillo, who leads the aforementioned digital newspaper, points out, “it cannot be concluded that he was the author of the article, nor was he aware of it prior to its publication, so the authorship of the article cannot be attributed to him.”