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