Spain - Thousands of metalworkers engage in industrial action - June 1, 2019

With a collective agreement that has been frozen since 2011 and after more than a year of negotiations, metalworkers of the Bizkaia region decided to call out a five day strike. The strike started with a mass demonstration in Bilbao in which 10,000 workers participated. The four other days that strike actions are planned are 6, 7, 20 and 21 June 2019. According to the unions the employers proposals are unacceptable. Because salaries have been frozen for years and the sector has undergone a serious precarization the unions believe the metalworkers deserve a fair pay rise.

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