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Spanish street cleaners strike over job cuts

6 November 2013 Last updated at 22:00 GMT

Around 6,000 workers in the Spanish capital Madrid have gone on strike, in protest at job losses and pay cuts.

The walk-out started at midnight on Tuesday.

Private cleaning companies, contracted by Madrid's city hall, want to lay off more than 1,100 workers and cut remaining salaries by up to 40%.

Miranda Hurst reports.

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