Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What's the strike all about?

(Photo: AP)
Tomorrow's General Strike is against the Reformas Laborales (Labour Reforms) set out by the new PP government. There are many details, but the cutbacks are expected to scythe through the entire working population, in private and public entities. Briefly, it is much easier now to hire and fire, cut wages, force early retirement, etc. The reform is not as drastic as in Greece, but closer to Britain's (i.e. mainly benefiting business). The byword for strikers is akin to "What happens to the Welfare State?" There is as yet no answer.

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