Spain - Unions march to reclaim public employees’ rights - December 31, 2017

The public-sector federations of CCOO and UGT were marching in Madrid on 14 December to reclaim the rights of public employees lost during the crisis. Since 2010 nearly 350,000 public sector jobs have been lost and those workers that have kept their job have seen a 13% fall in purchasing power. Many other rights linked to training opportunities, maternity leave replacements and equality have also been lost. The trade unions demand real collective negotiations at all levels of the public administration. They also demand a reduction of casual work down to the 8% maximum established in law. 

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