There were demonstations across the country

According to reports in the press both sides have claimed success in todays General strike
It is understood that the Unions  claiming participation of 97% in industry and construction and 57% in public administration with  Shops and transport are working with relative normality.
It is reported however the Government claim  that normality was the main characteristic of the day, with less support compared to previous General Strikes, and the meeting of the minimum services
According to reports there were clashes between Police and demonstators in cities around Spain and it is understood more demonstations are planned for tonight accross Spain.
In Malaga the unions claim that around 50,000 people took to the street to participate in the march which went ahead without any major incidents.

jmackie@costadelsol.st