Spanish unions set date for general strike
Spanish unions Tuesday set September 29 as the date for a general strike to protest a government plan aimed at overhauling the labour market and easing fears in financial markets over the fragile economy.
The date coincides with a European "day of action" which will have as its focal point a protest at a meeting of EU finance ministers scheduled the same day in Brussels.
The secretary general of the UGT union Candido Mendez made the announcement at a press conference after talks with the CCOO.
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