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Spain's general strike is also a day of action for the 99% | Katharine Ainger | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Spain is about to experience huge austerity cuts that may prove explosive. On Friday Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, is set to announce what even he describes as a "very, very austere budget" to reduce the deficit. According to El País, the EU is demanding cuts larger than those of Greece, Ireland or Portugal: "There is no comparable adjustment in [our] economic history," says the paper.

As a result of this and recent changes to labour laws, only four months after the new conservative government took power, Spain's two largest unions have called for a general strike on the day before the budget announcement.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Mar 27th, 2012 at 05:54:19 PM EST
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