The uneven development of (mass) strikes in France and Spain


1 July 2016


Volume 1 – Number 8

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Maria Gorosarri and Luciole Sauviat



This article analyses the strikes in recent years against the dominant government strategies of crisis management in France and Spain. It argues that there is a marked difference in the dynamics of the strikes in these two countries: whereas the stoppages in Spain came close to a mass strike in a Luxemburgian sense with new forms of working class consciousness and organisation emerging, the same cannot be said of France.


Strikes in France and Spain, Government strategies of crisis management, New forms of working-class consciousness and organisation