Two Main Spanish Unions Formally Call For a General Strike to Be Held On September 29, 2010

10 September 2010

On September 7, 2010 two main Spanish Trade Unions (UGT and CCOO) have registered the call for a general strike scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 with the Ministry of Labor.

According to Candido Mendez, General Secretary of UGT, this strike has been called in order to “express, in a very categorical and direct way, the rejection of the Government’s policies”, referring to the final approval of the labor reform by the Congress on September 9, 2010 and the expected public pensions reform in Spain.

Please note that, from the labor law and Social Security perspective, such a strike would lead to, on one hand, the suspension of the work activity by the workers who freely decide to participate in the strike, and, on the other hand, the suspension of the company’s obligation to pay the corporate and employee contributions to the Social Security system.


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