Lifeguards push off sanctions by a week

The lifeguard service sanctions expected to go into effect this weekend were postponed on Friday, even though the National Labor Court decided to allow them. The announcement by the Lifeguards Union followed a court discussion in which the lifeguards were granted permission to stop work between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, provided that the National Union of Local Authorities set up guards at beaches from 6:30 a.m. onward to prevent bathers from entering the water. The Lifeguards Union decided to put off the sanctions for a week nonetheless, out of concern that the National Union of Local Authorities would not have time to prepare for the work stoppage as directed.