Friday, February 10, 2012

Most walk out in Basque public sector half-journey strike

Demo in Bilbao
A clear majority of public servants and nearly all workers of public companies followed the strike called for yesterday in the Western Basque Country, which affected only half a journey (4 hours).

The strike was followed massively in the public schools, health services, municipal administrations, subway, railroad, TV, etc. The walkout included the corresponding demonstrations, which gathered thousands in the main cities. 

The protests were held against massive budgetary cuts and subsequent job loses imposed by Spain (what is particularly absurd because the Basque provinces manage their own distinct budgets, holding the main capacity of taxation as well).

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