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Spain's trade unions pile on the pressure

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Spain’s main trade unions have staged yet more nationwide demonstrations against the government’s austerity measures.

The rallies attracted thousands of workers from both the public and private sectors. The biggest were held in Madrid and Barcelona.

They come just a week after the country was forced to accept a multi euro rescue package aimed at bailing out Spain’s debt laden banks.

While Spain’s regions are responsible for health and education, central government is insisting on swingeing cuts to their budgets.

The country which is the fourth biggest economy in the eurozone is back in recession with
unemployment at 25 per cent and half of young workers unable to find a job.