Huge demonstrations in Spain as Unions call for a Europe-wide general strike

Film Length: 10:17

The hot autumn has started. On October 7 2012, La Cumbre Social, (The Social Summit), made up of 150 trade unions and social movements, stage huge demonstrations in 57 cities in Spain with only 5 days notice. 72,000 march in Madrid. They’re demanding a referendum on austerity measures, or they’ll call

a general strike. They’re also calling for a general strike throughout

Europe, to be discussed at the next European TUC meeting in Brussels on 18/19 October – most likely date at the moment being November 14, the date already called for a general strike in Portugal.