There is only one way to describe yesterdays general strike: a whopping failure. Even amongst funcionarios, the cosseted civil servants who recently got a 5% pay cut, takeup ranged from 12% to just 24% in different parts of the Administration. In the private sector, large unionised sectors (ie the car factories, the mines, etc) takeup with around 100%, but that was via the use of strong pickets and borderline intimidatory tactics. In this area, for Continue reading ZP says “no plans to change strategy” after failure of strike
The only UK papers that have been delivered to this area today are (an unlikely pairing, you’ll agree) the Daily Mail and the Mirror. Rest of them have been held up on transit and didn’t arrive in time for the delivery. The newspaper delivery company is operating as normal.
It seems that electricty consumption across Spain is running at 10,9% lower than normal for a weekday – about what you’d experience on a normal festivo. For those of you who have to be up to the minute with strike news, El Mundo has a cunning app on their frontpage which shows up, on a degree of seriousness, every incident happening today connected with the general strike: http://www.elmundo.es And Ideal is running a series of Continue reading General strike updates
Tomorrow, Wednesday 29th September, Spain enters it’s fifth national strike since democracy, and the first under the rule of ZP. I thought it would be useful to jot down the minimum service levels arranged for Almería, as published this morning in the BOJA: