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Education & Employment news & information for Alicante province

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest
Education/Work Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest

TEENS at a Torrevieja high school have staged a peaceful protest over centre rules banning them from wearing shorts. Around 40 girls pointedly wore shorts on the same day to show their discontent for what they call...

Cash workers 'ordered to hide in manure heap' if police turned up
Education/Work Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Cash workers 'ordered to hide in manure heap' if...

AN EMPLOYER who forced his workers to hide in manure heaps whenever the police came by has been arrested in Almoradí (Alicante province). The farm labourers were non-EU foreigners without papers and working cash-in...

Terra Mítica announces mass redundancies and lay-offs
Education/Work Sat, Sep 4, 2010

Terra Mítica announces mass redundancies and lay-offs

TERRA Mítica's new owners have announced that 38 of the theme park's jobs will go. The remaining 70 will be laid off until further notice, although this number could increase if they are not prepared to accept...

Terra Mítica may be forced to make mass redundancies
Education/Work Wed, Aug 18, 2010

Terra Mítica may be forced to make mass redundancies

THREATS of mass redundancy at Benidorm theme park Terra Mítica have caused a stir in and out of the company. Head of tourism for the Costa Blanca, Gema Amor, says she is 'very worried' over the recent...

Education/Work Thu, Nov 27, 2008

School lunch monitors accused of child abuse

Four dining hall monitors at a junior school in El Campello (Alicante) were detained last Monday lunchtime amid accusations of child abuse. The arrests were made at 12.30pm and were the result of a complaint made by the...

Education/Work Mon, Jul 30, 2007

Calpe’s new school ‘not urgent’

Plans to build a new school in Calpe have been scrapped – because it is no longer considered urgent, according to regional education authorities. Councillor for education Miguel Devesa discovered on Friday that the...

Education/Work Fri, Feb 23, 2007

Powercut wipes out research experiment

Alicante University admitted yesterday that the power outage suffered last November has led to "irreparable damage" in at least one of its research laboratories, resulting in years of valuable investigation...

Education/Work Fri, Nov 17, 2006

Unclear motives for Repsol factory closure

Repsol has announced that its butane factory in the Agua Amarga industrial estate on the road between Alicante and Elche will be closed by next June, calling into question the future of its 35 employees. A brief...

Schools pause for anti-violence protests
Education/Work Sat, Nov 11, 2006

Schools pause for anti-violence protests

Teachers and students of practically all the schools in the province of Alicante took to the streets yesterday as a form of protesting at the increasing levels of violence in educational institutions and at the same...

Education/Work Wed, Jan 25, 2006

Supermarket girl who lost hand wins compensation battle

It was June of 2002 when a young girl lost her right hand in a meat-slicing machine as she worked in the La Fustera Supermarket on the coast of Benissa. After two weeks in hospital and 202 days recovering from her...

Education/Work Thu, Sep 8, 2005

Marble worker dies after getting caught in machinery

A 52 year old has died of injuries sustained in an accident at a marble company in the town of Novelda (Alicante) yesterday afternoon. The accident occurred at around 3pm at the Luis Sánchez Díez SA company, when the...