Striking metalworkers in violent clashes with riot police in Spain

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Published on 24 Nov 2021, 20:00
STRIKING metalworkers in the southern Spanish city of Cadiz clashed with police on the ninth day of a mass walk out over a pay dispute involving tens of thousands of employees.

Labour relations have long been strained in the historic port city on Spain's Atlantic coast, which suffers from one of the country's highest unemployment rates despite being home to a major industrial hub and several tourist draws.

The latest strike began on Tuesday Nov. 16 after unions and the FEMCA association of metal-working companies failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

Picketing workers have cut access to Cadiz's main industrial zone, home to hundreds of companies Airbus, ACS subsidiary Dragados Offshore and shipbuilder Navantia, with bonfires and blockades.

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