The leaders of Spain's two main unions, Ignacio Fernandez ...
Feb 11th, 2012
(Reuters) - The leaders of Spain's two main unions, Ignacio Fernandez Toxo (R) of the Workers' Commission (CCOO), and Candido Mendez of the General Workers Union (UGT), walk down a flight of stairs upon arriving at a news conference in Madrid February 11, 2012. Spain cut severance pay for workers on Friday and watered down collective bargaining rights, giving more power to employers as it attempts to kickstart its moribund jobs market and slash Europe's highest unemployment rate. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS) -
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