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Spain - Union confederations plan mass demonstrations - November 30, 2016

The main trade union confederations CC OO and UGT have announced a call for mobilisations throughout the country for 15 December 2016 and a large trade union demonstration on 18 December 2016 in Madrid. They aim to encourage the process on social dialogue to address the problems of unemployment, in-work poverty and pensions. For the unions it is crucial that the government and the employers’ associations will agree on an increase of the statutory minimum wage for next year and the adoption a minimum subsistence income. Besides, they also want measures to prevent employment precariousness and abusive practices at the workplace, especially by multi-services undertakings.

Spanish: http://www.abc.es/economia/abci-sindicatos-anuncian-movilizaciones …  

Overview of mass demonstrations since the start of the crisis (in Spanish):

http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2016/11/25/actualidad … 

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