Spain's two largest unions have called a general strike for November 14 in protest at the government's austerity package.
The choice of date is very significant -- general strikes have already been called in Portugal and Greece on the same day.
Fernando Lezcano, a spokesman for the Spain's largest union Comisiones Obreras, said (via Reuters):
Next November 14 we will have the first Iberian general strike in history.
Iberian and Hellenic. Yesterday the head of Greece's GSEE union, Yiannis Panagopoulos, declared that another general strike would be held in Greece on the 14th.
EU unions had called for a pan-Europe general strike this week, and it appears to have been answered.
The question now, is whether other countries might follow….[/quote]