El Corte Inglés is a very large and particularly infamous Spanish corporation that, shamelessly and with total impunity, practices extreme anti-worker policies and persecutes all kind of union activity among its employees. It was of course one of the companies who imported clothes from the Bangladesh factory that collapsed earlier this year. Pretty much like the local version of Wal Mart but even worse if that is possible.
In order not to be singled out in the media, El Corte Inglés regularly contracts LOTS of publicity, making the media heavily dependent on this brand and effectively unwilling to criticize the mafioso corporation.
Their sees are usually a central battle in all general strikes, as pickets attempt to force the corporation to guarantee their workers the right to strike, while police serves the interests of the capitalists.
It was founded under Fascism by a client of the Franco dictatorship, Isidoro Álvarez, and it seems it continues under openly fascist control. The new Director General of the all-powerful corporation, Dimas Rodrigo Gimeno Álvarez, has been in the lists of Falange (the classical Fascist party in Spain) in at least three occasions: 1996 and 2000 at state level and also in 1999 in Catalonia.
While he denies to be affiliated to Falange, his father and brother are. His father, Miguel Ángel Gimeno married the daughter of the El Corte Inglés' magnate, being therefore grandson of Isidoro Álvarez. Álvarez was of course a prominent member of Falange in the dark age of Francoism.
So essentially: El Corte Inglés = Fascism... today as yesterday. Boycott El Corte Inglés.
Source: El Diario[es].