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Institute of Economic and Self-management Sciences
iberia | economy | news report Friday September 04, 2009 00:33 by ICEA info at iceautogestion dot org Pza Duc de Medinaceli, nº6 Ent. 1ª. 08002. Barcelona
The Institute of Economic and Self-management Sciences (IESS from now on, or ICEA in Catalan and Spanish) is a cultural entity working within the limits of the Spanish country, in which we develop activities related to teaching and research on political economy, as well as workers’ and social self-management.
How is the IESS structured?
The IESS makes its decisions in assemblies, and it is run through revocable officers which, at the same time, create working groups. As well, for the development of its activities, the IESS counts on two basic pillars: study groups and technical departments.
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Peripherals Revolt: Spanish Square Occupation Movement Challenges Austerity and Worthless Elections 22:22 Fri 20 May 0 comments
Since the demonstrations called last Sunday, the central squares of cities all across Spain have been occupied by camps of protestors, furious at austerity and the uselessness of all the existing politicians and the pointlessness of this coming Sunday's local elections. [Italiano] [Nederlands]
Espagne - 5000 manifestants contre une réforme du travail 23:35 Sun 09 Apr 3 comments
Samedi 1er avril, les anarcho-syndicalistes espagnols de la CNT ont manifesté. Les travailleurs sont arrivés en autobus de tout le pays pour dénoncer une proposition de loi qui facilite les licenciements massifs et autorise une diminution des indemnités.
Spain: Not waving but drowning - bailout Jun 09 0 comments
Spain began this week in bailout territory. Despite the increasingly shrill warnings of imminent catastrophe from Madrid, the battle of wills between the Spanish capital and Brussels, Berlin and Frankfurt has managed to avert the hour of judgement thus far. But can they achieve the aim of preventing the fall of Spain before the second Greek election? [Italiano]
Report: Portugal on the brink of social, economic and political disaster May 12 0 comments
In Portugal, the situation is such as the big finance is unopposed, and had an easy job in forcing the government doing what they wanted. [Italiano]
Crisis, austerity and labor reactions –Spain in the spotlight Nov 04 0 comments
With an unemployment rate over 20% of the active population, a falling labor share in national income since the 1970s, and an estimated poverty rate of around 20% of the population, Spain is, along with Greece, Ireland and recently Portugal, a country where European austerity plans are attacking workers’ living standards most severely. Not only is Spain an interesting case due to the size of its economy (almost double the size of all the other European peripheral countries together), but also because its economic expansion was cited by many conventional economists inside and outside Spanish borders as a positive model.
On the government's new apprentice contract Nov 30 0 comments
The labour reform already in progress will lead to an unprecedented casualization: €426 a month, no unemployment benefit, no holidays, no maximum hours limit, no insurance, no paid bank holidays and no time off. This reform will simply swap a contract with rights for a new one which is cheaper for businesses, without any protection for workers. [Castellano]
Spanish government's "shock plan" to create employment is a joke Feb 16 CGT 0 comments
For the Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT), calling the executive order approved today by the government a "Shock Plan" to promote stable employment is merely making a mockery of the 4.7 million unemployed people in the country. The measures approved by the cabinet is the product of an anti-social pact made a few days ago by the Socialist Government, the Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations (CEOE), the Spanish Confederation of SMEs (CEPYME) and the UGT and CCOO unions. [Castellano]