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Spain: Thousands of police demand same pay as colleagues in Catalonia, Basque Country02:15

Spain: Thousands of police demand same pay as colleagues in Catalonia, Basque Country

Spain, Madrid
November 18, 2017 at 16:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of National Police and Civil Guard officers rallied in Madrid on Saturday to protest against the salary gap between them and their regional colleagues deployed exclusively in Catalonia and the Basque country, who reportedly earn more.

A National Police truck opened the path and demonstrators walked behind a main banner that read “equal pay now”

One of the Civil Guard participants claimed that “we are the most valuable, [but] the worst paid and we need justice done with our salary and with our work."

Stated a police protester, "also other types of conditions: greater legal protection, more training, and the same job same salary."

The demonstration brought together officers from all over the country. Jusapol, the organiser of the event, said 100,000 protesters took part, while the Government Delegation in Madrid said there were 30,000 participants.

Miles de agentes de la Policía Nacional y de la Guardia Civil han salido a las calles de Madrid en una multitudinaria manifestación contra la brecha laboral con el resto de policías autonómicas. Los policías y guardias civiles calculan que la diferencia salarial oscila entre los 400 y los 1 mil euros.

A la manifestación han asistido más de 30 mil personas, mientras que los organizadores han cifrado en más de 100 mil personas.

Spain: Thousands of police demand same pay as colleagues in Catalonia, Basque Country02:15
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Thousands of National Police and Civil Guard officers rallied in Madrid on Saturday to protest against the salary gap between them and their regional colleagues deployed exclusively in Catalonia and the Basque country, who reportedly earn more.

A National Police truck opened the path and demonstrators walked behind a main banner that read “equal pay now”

One of the Civil Guard participants claimed that “we are the most valuable, [but] the worst paid and we need justice done with our salary and with our work."

Stated a police protester, "also other types of conditions: greater legal protection, more training, and the same job same salary."

The demonstration brought together officers from all over the country. Jusapol, the organiser of the event, said 100,000 protesters took part, while the Government Delegation in Madrid said there were 30,000 participants.

Miles de agentes de la Policía Nacional y de la Guardia Civil han salido a las calles de Madrid en una multitudinaria manifestación contra la brecha laboral con el resto de policías autonómicas. Los policías y guardias civiles calculan que la diferencia salarial oscila entre los 400 y los 1 mil euros.

A la manifestación han asistido más de 30 mil personas, mientras que los organizadores han cifrado en más de 100 mil personas.

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