Final Countdown for the Catalan Law of Time

By Anna Portella The Catalan Parliament is drafting the Law of Time, which is devoted to tackling the social-working hours in Catalan society with the aim of improving the work-life balance, productivity and sleeping habits.“We are the only country in the world that has lunch at 3pm, dinner at 22pm and party from 12pm to…

Argentina commemorates student kidnappings

By Balin Chambers La Plata, Argentina’s second city, commemorated 40 years since the kidnapping of 10 students on September 16th. On 16 and 17 September 1976, masked military raided the homes of the students aged between 16-18 years old at night, carrying them away to clandestine detention centres. At the time they were campaigning for…

‘The Wrong Side of History’ – NI’s Main Party Continue to Block Same Sex Marriage Despite Petition

By Michael Madden Northern Ireland’s biggest party will continue to block the legalisation of same-sex marriage, it tells The Spoke, despite a parliamentary majority being in favour of the change. In response to questions raised by The Spoke, a spokesman for the Democratic Unionist Party said the party “supports the traditional definition of marriage of one…

French Workers Take Up Fight for Their Jobs

By Inés Mette In an effort to save their jobs, hundreds of workers have been demonstrating in Belfort, France, after their employer announced it would be closing its train manufacturing plant in 2018. Over the past weeks, protests have taken place in Belfort, France, in an effort to save the jobs of 483 people, working on…