14 Nov 2012

EU-wide strikes begin

10:56 pm on 14 November 2012

Workers across the European Union are staging a series of protests and strikes against rising unemployment and austerity measures.

Organisers of the strike are urging national leaders to abandon austerity and address growing social anxiety.

Strikes are expected in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy, with other protests planned in Belgium, Germany, France, Britain and some eastern EU nations.

Airlines across Europe have been cancelling and rescheduling flights because of the strikes and protests.