Spanish Welfare: Austerity & Protest

Europe in Crisis

Hundreds of Thousands retake streets in Spain

On Sunday March 11th hundreds of thousands of labor reform protesters re-took the streets in more than 60 cities. The protesters are angry over new laws that govern agreements between eomployers and employees, Now placing local branch arrangements over more regional and national collective bargaining rights. Many see the austerity measures being pushed on the people as regression after decades of progress. These protests are seen as a warm up, or test, ahead of what organizers are calling a “General Strike” on March 29th.


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