Spanish mayor begins anti-austerity campaign

Juan Gordillo backs unions in effort to urge officials to refrain from budget cuts and sacking state employees.

    The mayor of a town in Spain has launched a campaign against the government's austerity measures, which he says have hit the poor the hardest amid soaring unemployment rates.  

    Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, the mayor of Marinaleda, is joining labour unions in an effort to urge politicians to refrain from imposing government demands for budgest cuts and to stop sacking public sector workers. 

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Marinaleda. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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