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Spain’s Labor Minister Backs Union Protests for Higher Wages

Yolanda Diaz
Yolanda DiazPhotographer: Javier Sorano/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz threw her support behind union plans to protest for higher wages, as the country suffers its worst cost-of-living crisis in four decades.

“Unions have reasons to head to the streets” to demand pay increases, Diaz said Monday in an interview with Spanish radio broadcaster Cadena Ser. Business organizations are “blocking” collective salary agreements, she added.