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Spanish Public Sector To Strike Against Austerity Plan

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To quote myself from another thread:

I'm always more than happy for someone to explain my misunderstandings to me, but when I see news stories like this:

BBC News website (8th Jun): Spanish public sector to strike against austerity plan

I just wonder where people think the money is going to come from to simply continue as we are.

If someone feels they can give me a better perspective so I can understand where else can we go from here, please feel free!

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We are all kicking and screaming into the turn to global austerity. Haha.

HPCers are already mentally prepared.

Enjoy the show.

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Daddy has lost his job, and the kids are winging because their pocket money is being chopped.

It's called 'failing to see the big picture'.

Just like nulabia supporters over here. Unfortunately, reality has a nasty way of reasserting itself, and no matter how hard you wish for a magic money tree at the bottom of the garden... it aint gonna happen.

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Especially Spain they thought they were geniuses for chasing all that dirty, ugly heavy industry out.. and building a new green economy.

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They have to strike to show that they are prepared to take action. If they just nod their heads and admit that sacrifices are necessary then the next cut will be 10% as the government will think they have found an easy way to save money.

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Gentlemen you have it all wrong.

The Spanish unions have looked at the austerity plan & realised what a joke it is.

The strike is for more effective measures.

This post is brought to you from another part of the galaxy (& so early in the morning too, so be impressed)

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Gentlemen you have it all wrong.

The Spanish unions have looked at the austerity plan & realised what a joke it is.

The strike is for more effective measures.

This post is brought to you from another part of the galaxy (& so early in the morning too, so be impressed)

That's such a relief!

For a moment there, I thought it was another case of NIMBP (what a shame this doesn't form a nice, pronounceable word like NIMBY). Nimb-pee?

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Some spaniard on the radio says his salary being cut by 300 euros and so is his wifes .. unless they say how much they were getting before though it's nonsense for us to believe he's going to be "poor"

A cut of 300 euros on a monthly income of 3000 is fine by me, a similar cut on a salary of 600 a month maybe no so much.

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Just saw a CGT demo walking past my office as I was arriving for work this morning (in Madrid). To be fair it looked like friendly banner waving and nothing more. This type of demo is much more common place in Spain than in the UK - in summer there seems to be one every week (after all 20% of the population hasn't got anything better to do right now :rolleyes: ). I guess it might be a left over reaction to the Franco years when people weren't allowed to demonstrate, now people here seem to value it more.

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A measly 5% pay cut, and Spanish public workers go on strike?

Europe is utterly, utterly fekked.

theyll need a whole new quango to work out how much NOT to pay for the days on strike.

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Hmmm, it’s going to take a while. Find out who the strikers are, sack them. Announce wave 2. Wait for new strikers. Sack them. Rinse and repeat.

This will all become very legal very quickly.

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Hmmm, it’s going to take a while. Find out who the strikers are, sack them. Announce wave 2. Wait for new strikers. Sack them. Rinse and repeat.

This will all become very legal very quickly.

You've never lived through a recession, I suspect ? :rolleyes:

Once your "wave 2" is announced, the strikers become violent. You'll get Greece x 10.

There are better ways to tackle the problem, fortunately.

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I just wonder where people think the money is going to come from to simply continue as we are.

From someone else having their wages cut.

Everyone likes the idea of Austerity, as long as it applies to someone else.

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We are all kicking and screaming into the turn to global austerity. Haha.

HPCers are already mentally prepared.

Enjoy the show.

Reward time soon for those who mentally AND physically prepared. :ph34r:

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This is just the public workers strike - 'los funcionarios'.

The Spanish regard these jobs as a cushy number, not well paid, but a secure 'job for life'. There are plenty of applicants when a job is advertised at the town hall, although it has often been filled by a relative of someone. Don't bother applying if you are an immigrant.

The big one, the General Strike is threatened by the unions later this summer, in retaliation to the (socialist) government pushing through labour reform laws, basically making it easier to sack people.

The nutters will be out for that one and it will kick off. Maybe not in Madrid, but Barcelona definitely which has a high number of anarchists and 'alternative' lifestylers who need something to do. Plus it will attract some violent types from nearby European countries who are looking for an opportunity to shine.

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This is just the public workers strike - 'los funcionarios'.

The Spanish regard these jobs as a cushy number, not well paid, but a secure 'job for life'. There are plenty of applicants when a job is advertised at the town hall, although it has often been filled by a relative of someone. Don't bother applying if you are an immigrant.

The big one, the General Strike is threatened by the unions later this summer, in retaliation to the (socialist) government pushing through labour reform laws, basically making it easier to sack people.

The nutters will be out for that one and it will kick off. Maybe not in Madrid, but Barcelona definitely which has a high number of anarchists and 'alternative' lifestylers who need something to do. Plus it will attract some violent types from nearby European countries who are looking for an opportunity to shine.

terrist alert!

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This is just the public workers strike - 'los funcionarios'.

The Spanish regard these jobs as a cushy number, not well paid, but a secure 'job for life'. There are plenty of applicants when a job is advertised at the town hall, although it has often been filled by a relative of someone. Don't bother applying if you are an immigrant.

The big one, the General Strike is threatened by the unions later this summer, in retaliation to the (socialist) government pushing through labour reform laws, basically making it easier to sack people.

The nutters will be out for that one and it will kick off. Maybe not in Madrid, but Barcelona definitely which has a high number of anarchists and 'alternative' lifestylers who need something to do. Plus it will attract some violent types from nearby European countries who are looking for an opportunity to shine.

And the weather is better than the UK.

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They have to strike to show that they are prepared to take action. If they just nod their heads and admit that sacrifices are necessary then the next cut will be 10% as the government will think they have found an easy way to save money.

I wonder if they will have a siesta on strike days?

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From someone else having their wages cut.

Everyone likes the idea of Austerity, as long as it applies to someone else.

in my bitter experience - many in the UK public sector like the idea of austerity ESPECIALLY when it applies to someone else

gives them more power you see

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From someone else having their wages cut.

Everyone likes the idea of Austerity, as long as it applies to someone else.

I did sort of make that point with my NIMBP thing -- Not In My Back Pocket.

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A measly 5% pay cut, and Spanish public workers go on strike?

Europe is utterly, utterly fekked.

Nah, they'll learn. When there's no money there's no money - whether you strike or not.

As others said, at least showing some fight will make the government have to be careful.

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