SPAIN: Greenpeace staff go on strike

75% of Greenpeace Spain's staff held a one-day strike on 7 June to protest against the management style of the organisation's national director.

The decision to strike was influenced by the forced relocation of three Greenpeace staff and the sacking of one other. The dismissal was carried out, according to the strikers, without due process and no replacement was hired.

Greenpeace Spain is the country’s largest environmental organisation and striking staff accused it of “being dedicated to saving natural resources by sacrificing its own human resources”.

Xavier Pastor, the executive director of Greenpeace Spain, was also accused of maintaining an authoritarian management style in his dealings with staff.

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