"Anti-privatisation strike hits Spanish railways
3 August 2012
A one-day strike by rail workers over plans to privatise the railways has been disrupting Spain's train services today.
The strike has the backing of a number of union organisations, including the two ITF-affiliates Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras and Unión General de Trabajadores , as well as the Confederación General del Trabajo, Sindicato de Circulacion, Sindicato Español de Maquinistas y Ayudantes Ferroviarios and Sindicato Ferroviario.
Employees of Spain's two state-owned railway companies Administrador de Infrastructuras Ferroviarias and Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles began industrial action at midnight on 2 August.
The government plans to sell off the railways in a bid to reduce Spain's budget defict. Unions believe that privatisation could have a devastating impact on levels of safety and the quality of services. Around 100,000 jobs are also at risk.
The unions plan further strike action on 17 September."
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