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Union calls general strike coinciding with start of independence trial

Intersindical – CSC registers stoppage for February 5, 6 and 7 aiming for repeal of 2012 labor reform

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25 January 2019 04:46 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Intersindical – CSC trade union has called a general strike in Catalonia to coincide with the start of the trial of pro-independence leaders in Spain's Supreme Court.

On Friday, the pro-independence union registered with the Catalan authorities its intention to call the strike on February 5,6 and 7.

The strike will apply to all workplaces in the country, both public and private, with the union soon to announce the specific date of the stoppage.

In a statement, the Intersindical-CSC said that among the aims of the industrial action are "the complete repeal of the 2012 labor reform, a minimum salary in Catalonia of 1,200 euros a month, and the recovery of social legislation passed by the Catalan Parliament and suspended by the Constitutional Court," among others.

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  • Demonstration by Intersindical-CSC trade union and the Catalan National Assembly (by Rafa Garrido)

  • Demonstration by Intersindical-CSC trade union and the Catalan National Assembly (by Rafa Garrido)