|Spanish workers stage general strike|
Transport and public sector services affected as workers strike against austerity measures and labour reform.
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 06:46
A 24-hour general strike is taking place in Spain, grounding flights and disrupting public sector services.
Thursday's strike was called by trade unions protesting against labour reforms and spending cuts which the conservative government says are needed to save the economy.
"This is a just response to a brutal reform of our system of labour relations," Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, leader of the CCOO, one of the main trade unions, said.