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Strikers march in Madrid as economy shrinks further

Issue No. 2314

Government workers marched through the Spanish capital Madrid on Monday of this week while striking against the cuts.

Opposition to attacks on jobs and conditions in Spain is growing. Public sector unions have called on others to join them for a two-day general strike in September.

The Spanish economy has contracted by one percent in the past year, new figures revealed on Monday.

Workers, unemployed people and students have been organising demonstrations, road blocks and sit-ins almost daily. The government announced over £50 billion in cuts last month.

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Tue 31 Jul 2012, 16:51 BST
Issue No. 2314
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