The Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles have denounced the conditions in which Guardia Civil officers have to work in the barracks in Torrevieja, described as “one of the worst” under the command of the Alicante province, on account of the “discomfort” the officers have to endure due to the “poor working conditions”.
Not unlike how the local police have been reported to have been operating, there is an apparent chain of command beyond the normal ranking system, with a group of officers relegated within the working groups and constantly having their roles undermined, with duty allocation left to the shift manager who assigns them the most menial tasks possible, whilst the officers outside the so called inferior “grupos escombro” are treated favourably in their assignations.
The AUGC say that there is a “lot of discrimination” between guards of the same scale and rank, something they consider unfair and that affects many of them personally, as they don´t feel valued or reciprocated.
The Torrevieja barracks is seen as onr of the most important in the country, where 200 officers operate from a building constructed in the nineties, although the reception and cell block were renewed recently.
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