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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2016

Slippers not allowed

BARCELONA — After a shortage in supplies, police officers in Barcelona have been forced to wear trainers on their feet instead of standard-issue boots. Embarrassed, the officers have complained to their union,  calling the situation “shameful” and “undignified,” according to the Mirror. “If you find an agent of the Catalan police with his cap, uniform, gun and... sneakers, do not be surprised,” said a spokesperson for the Trade Union of the Catalan regional police force (USPAC). It’s said some of the police officers have been wearing the same pair of regulation boots for seven years because of cutbacks and failed deliveries. While people might find the situation funny, the officers said there are health and safety issues along with weather-related concerns. The Mossos d’Esquadra are one of the oldest police forces in Europe and are often seen with full body armour and machine guns.