Spanish unions condemn violence in Catalonia – call for dialogue and negotiations

Catalonia referendum October 2017

(2 October 2017) The images of police brutality to prevent people from voting in the referendum in Catalonia, that the Spanish government had declared illegal, 1 October have shocked many. EPSU has condemned the violence and the Spanish confederations CCOO and UGT call for dialogue and negotiations in a joint statement. The Catalan federations of both trade unions and many smaller ones will organize a general stoppage in Catalonia 3 October.  They protest against the police violence and underline the importance of democracy. The European Parliament will hold a debate on the situation this Wednesday.

For the joint position of the Spanish confederations :

CCOO http://www.ccoo.es/noticia:246241

UGT http://www.ugt.es/movil/Detalle.aspx?idElemento=3200 (in Spanish)

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