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Spanish PM and unions square off over cuts

Spanish PM and unions square off over cuts
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The leader of Spain’s largest union has said the country is moving closer to a general strike in protest at the government cutbacks although Fernando Toxo, of the union Comisiones Obreras added he would prefer not to call one.

Addressing a political rally on Sunday, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodiguez Zapatero insisted he would not revise the 15 billion euro austerity plan.

Zapatero also said “No one can doubt at any time that Spain is a strong country and an economic power that will meet its obligations and pay debts.”

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