General Strike across the nation on March 29th

The main unions have announced that they will call a General Strike across Spain this Thursday 29th of March, in protest at what they call the “destruction of the welfare state” by the new PP government. They say that their ideas for solving the crisis (basically, making it impossible to fire anyone) are being ignored by the government, which is following a rather more Anglosaxon path of free market liberalisation. Another little gem of an Continue reading General Strike across the nation on March 29th

General strike day approaches

Don’t forget that Spain has a holiday on the 29th September, as a national strike looms. Unions are threatening to close down the country if ZP doesn’t undo much needed -and too little- changes to work laws, in a classic example of why, today  in the 21st century, these 19th century union models should be banned. ZP claims to be “relaxed” about the whole thing, although his fingernails are getting shorter. Government and public sector Continue reading General strike day approaches