You knew there would be a reaction to the cutbacks that the government has had to impose. Civil servants in Spain are set to go on strike on the 8th of June 8 in response to the decisions announced by the President last week.
Civil servants in town halls and regional government offices throughout the Valencia and Murcia regions are expected to join the 24-hour strike called by CCOO, UGT and CSI-CSIF unions in protest against the five per cent cut in wages from next month.
On a local level the strike will disrupt activity at town halls and regional government offices throughout the day. However, the Deputy President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega says that the wage cut will not affect employees of state-owned companies such as Correos, Aena, Renfe and RTVE. So the strikes on June 2 will not affect the post service, national airports, railways and TV programmes.