Spain - Mass demonstration for better working conditions - January 01, 2017

As announced in our November Newsletter, the main trade union confederations UGT and CCOO have taken to the streets of Madrid to protest government social policy and austerity measures. With the country emerging from an economic downturn, the protesters have demanded an increase in salaries and pensions. The protest was organised under the theme ‘People and their rights first’. The march, backed by the Socialists and Podemos parties, was followed by dozens of smaller rallies across the country.

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