//
you're reading...
Spain

Spanish firefighters strip over austerity cuts

Spanish firefighters stripped naked Thursday morning to highlight their opposition to cuts.

Eight firefighters were involved in the protest in the town of Mieres, Asturias, at eight o’clock, when their shift changed.

The action was also in support of all public administration employees who face swinging cuts, or recortes, to pay and benefits, as part of the latest austerity package that was unveiled by the right-wing government of Mariano Rajoy last week.

‘Governments know only how to raise money from our pockets in response to an economic crisis that no worker, public nor private, has caused,’ they said.

About revoltingeurope

Writer on Europe's Left, trade union and social movements @tomgilltweets or @revoltingeurope

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Revolting Europe on WordPress.com

Subjects

THE EURO

The Dossier

FRANCE

GERMANY

GREECE

ITALY

PORTUGAL

SPAIN