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Over 300 health spanish chiefs hand in resignations over privatization

January 9, 2013


(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Center directors will step down when Madrid administration’s plans to outsource services take effect More than 320 public health center directors across the Madrid region formally handed in their resignations on Tuesday after agreeing last month to step down en masse in protest at the regional government’s plans to privatize some […]

Hundreds march through Paris to highlight unemployment

December 4, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN RFI) Up to two thousand unemployed people and their supporters marched in northern Paris on Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about unemployment in France. This tenth annual demonstration comes as the latest figures show French unemployment is at a 14-year high. By Sarah Elzas in Paris. “Fire the bosses”, a group of demonstrators […]

Hundreds of irish march in protest against cuts

November 5, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN INDEPENDENT.IE) With another dreaded Budget looming, people are already taking to the streets in protest. In Cork, more than 1,500 attended a rally aimed at highlighting the plight of 8,000 home help carers who have seen their pay and working hours slashed since 2009. In Dublin, around 100 parents and children marched to […]

Spanish top cop lays out plan to prevent recording of police actions

October 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Interior Ministry denies reform will impinge on right to information but judges question legality of preventing citizens from recording security forces. The director general of police, Ignacio Cosidó, announced on Thursday that the authorities are studying the possibility that the next update to the Public Security Law could include an article […]

Portuguese union plans massive protest for this Saturday

September 27, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN ALGARVE DAILY NEWS) Arménio Carlos, the General Secretary of the communist-backed CGTP trade union confederation has said the Portuguese need to demonstrate, change their government and change the policies. Carlos predicted that this Saturday’s demonstration in Lisbon “will be one of the largest events ever” in Portugal. We are going to have a […]

Workers in hotel chain plan strike action across Italy

September 21, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN PUNTOSAVONA) Hotel workers with the international NH chain say they’ll strike on Friday to protest the layoffs of hundreds of their colleagues. (ANSA) Italy has 20 properties with the NH Hotel chain, one of the largest internationally and which recently announced the layoffs of 382 workers. The Italian properties employ more than 1,400 […]

Alcoa Italy workers clash with police over jobs

September 13, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN REUTERS) Hundreds of workers from aluminum-maker Alcoa’s Sardinian smelter clashed with police on Monday to protest against the factory’s closure as the Italian government sought to avert the loss of more jobs. Swiss industrial group Klesch offered a possible lifeline by expressing interest in the plant, but Alcoa in an email later said […]