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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

General Strike in Spain

Conflict between Spain's Socialist government and trade unions over measures to counter recession and rising unemployment are set to reach a head on Thursday when unions try to bring the country to a halt with a 24-hour general strike.

At the heart of the dispute is a government bill to reform the labor market. The legislation was sent to parliament when negotiations with the unions broke down in November and it is expected to win final approval .