Spain -Public sector unions mobilise against regional government attacks -January 25, 2012

While the national government has announced another year of pay freezes across the public sector, regional governments are planning their own range of cuts to pay and conditions and services. Public sector unions are planning a series of demonstrations and strikes in response to these attacks. In Valencia unions are planning legal action as well as demonstrations against the regional government’s planned savings of more than €1 billion. In the Basque region unions have tried to negotiate but the government is insistent on imposing a range of measures that will reduce rights to partial and early retirement. In Castilla –La Mancha unions have united in a campaign agains the cuts that will include local mobilisations around the time of the budget vote, a demonstration in Toledo on 11 February and a strike on 29 February.



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