Academics, doctors, teachers and civil servants go out again to the streets in Catalonia to demand improvements in their working conditions and to reverse the cuts carried over from 2011. In the first hour of this Thursday, a group of students has cut the Diagonal of Barcelona and various accesses to the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). At 12 it is expected that a demonstration of university students and teachers of the public school in the centre of Barcelona. An hour before the doctors have called concentrations in front of the buildings of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS).
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this fourth day of strike action by primary care professionals and the second in the universities, it adds this Thursday the public school, which requires return to the school hours earlier and the reduction ratios in the classrooms. Also join public officials, who demand that you pay pay extra of 2013 and 2014. The public servants catalans are the only ones in the State who have not received the money, and the Government alleges that he can not pay because it prevents the ceiling of expenditure in the Ministry of Finance.
Two-thirds of the primary care physicians of Catalonia have been on strike since Monday. The pulse of the Government to claim more resources has taken effect, and the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), the public company that manages the 80% of the primary care, has put on the table a package of measures amounting to 100 million euros. In addition, the ICS has made an offer to free the controversial point: the limitation of the time to visit and consultations daily. The public entity proposes to add 200 medical and overtime pay to reduce the burden of care. The negotiations between the parties continue during the day today.
The follow-up of the strike of teachers and students in the Catalan public universities yesterday had a follow-up uneven, with little impact on the majority of the university centres, except in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and in some faculties of the University of Barcelona, where there were pickets and blockades of access. The spokesman of the Sindicat d Council of the UAB (Sepc-UAB), Laia Houses, he remembered that they claim a 30% rebate of the tuition fees, since "the cuts have increased by 66%" and has emphasized that taking advantage of the debate on the budgets of the Government, the Economics Department should include a heading in this field.
The day of the strike coincided with a protest work of the fire brigade of the Generalitat, who staged moments of tension when trying to enter the Parliament and face the barrier of Mossos d'esquadra guarding the entrance.