Spain - Mass protest against austerity and unemployment - June 20, 2011

On Sunday 19 June, over 200,000 protesters — young and old, those with jobs and those without — marched in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and nearly 60 other cities to drive home their anger over high unemployment, bleak economic prospects, and austerity measures. After this weekend, the country’s one-month-old protest movement was regarded as gathering momentum. The movement demanding democratic reforms had demonstrated its capacity to peacefully mobilise large numbers of people, and could no longer be ignored by political and economic leaders, commentators said.

English: http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Spanish-marchers-protest ...;

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1646500.php/Spanish ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

 


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