Socialist Worker

International round-up

Issue No. 2479

Strike over cuts in Switzerland

Public sector workers across Switzerland struck against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

The action was called as a “rolling strike”.

That means workers’ assemblies could extend to join a construction workers’ strike on Wednesday of this week.

The government aims to cut its public sector wage bill by

5 percent next year.

That means 1,800 job cuts with longer hours for those who stay.

Madrid march against violence

A huge march demanded an end to violence against women in Madrid last Saturday.

Organisers said half a million people took part.

Marchers included leading figures from all the main political parties, as well as trade unions and campaigning organisations.

Some 41 women have been killed in the Spanish state by partners or ex-partners so far this year. Protesters chanted, “Not one more”.

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