General strike declared as top Spanish bank lays off more than 1,700 staff

General strike declared as top Spanish bank lays off more than 1,700 staff

General strike declared as top Spanish bank lays off more than 1,700 staff — — -Brussels (Brussels Morning) A mass layoff by Sabadell, one of Spain’s top banks, has triggered the first ever general strike in the bank’s history.

Ten trade unions have banded together across Spain, demanding that no workers forcefully lose their jobs. Flags of the UGT and CCOO trade unions were waved defiantly in front of Bank Sabadell’s Barcelona offices in protest against the mass layoff that seeks to cut 1,730 jobs.

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