Huge success of Spanish General Strike

(16 April 2012) On 29 March all Spanish trade union confederations called for a 24 hour General Strike. This strike, the second since the beginning of the financial and economic crisis and the first with a Popular Party Government was a total success.

EPSU asked affiliates from across Europe to send messages of solidarity to the Spanish unions. The response was to the level of the mobilisation.

Below you will find some of these messages. After the success of the strike the Government has proposed the most restrictive budget in the history of Spain as well as a further cut in health and education of 10 billion euros. More mobilisations are being discussed to stop this attack against workers, citizens and democracy.

We also attach the explanation of the labour code in English.

- FSP-UGT letter

- Solidarity messages from our affiliates: