Workers in Madrid hospitals face cuts as strikes spread across Europe
- Year: 2012
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Across Europe today, tens of thousands of public workers staged anti-austerity strikes in nearly two-dozen countries. Workers say the spending cuts and tax raises imposed on citizens are hurting chances for a recovery. Spain and Portugal held their first-ever coordinated general strike, which was Spain’s second this year. In Spain alone, more than 700 flights were cancelled. But many question how effective the strike can be. Workers from one public institution on the cutting block — Madrid hospitals — said they don’t want their message confused with that of the protestors. From Madrid, FSRN’s Robert Downs reports.