Spain - Unions mobilise for the right to strike - June 30, 2017

Sixteen months after 8 trade unionists were acquitted of criminal charges for having taken part in the 2010 general strike against austerity, two union representatives face prison terms of up to 7 years for their participation in the general strike of 2012. On July 7, UGT shop stewards Rubén Ranz and José Manuel Nogales will be tried under Article 315.3 of the criminal code, a legislative vestige of the Franco era which the government has revived. Trade unions UGT and CC.OO have started a campaign to defend the right to strike.


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