Galletas Siro: When Viability Demands Government-Sponsored Wage Cuts

Unions are proposing wage rises in line with inflation (above 8% in Spain), spurred on by a Labour Minister in a constant election campaign. Meanwhile, Industry Minister, Reyes Maroto, has just pushed through an agreement that allows a historic company, Galletas Siro, which lost 47 million last year and stopped paying its employees’ salaries last May, to avoid bankruptcy. After the improvements in the original adjustment plan, the agreement includes…

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S&P: California’s aggressive austerity won’t solve its huge deficit

free advice on getting your ex girlfriend back NEW YORK | California's new fiscal year begins July 1 with a massive problem: a $16 billion hole, the biggest deficit of the 50 states. Without one budget in place, the Golden State would not be able to make certain payments to schools or pay salaries of officials and their staff. While part of Europe suffers from austerity, California's lawmakers are also…


California Gov turns to European austerity

NEW YORK | “Cutting alone really doesn’t do it, and that’s why I’m linking the serious budget reductions — real increase to austerity — with a plea to the voters: please increase taxes temporarily on the most affluent and everyone else with a quarter of a cent sales tax,” California governor Jerry Brown said in releasing his $91 billion general fund budget plan this week. These are not easy days for…