Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, leads a mass movement in order to reduce the possibility of an absolute majority of Catalan party Convergenia in this months upcoming elections (read story here). Obama weeps tears of joy as he thanks his campaign team for helping him to secure another four years in the Whitehouse (read story here). Public transport will be offered at a reduced service of 33% during rush hour on the day of the general strike, November 14th, following orders from the Generalitat (read story here).
Iberia announces it will be cutting 4,500 jobs, almost a quarter of its work force, and threatens even bigger cuts if an agreement with unions is not reached by January 31, 2013 (read story here). Catalunya steps closer to the ballot boxes as the parties begin their electoral campaigns. Mas appeals for a majority vote, whilst Navarro calls for the 'proud' socialist to see beyond the 'smoke curtain of independence' (read story here). Risking a fine or your life— the debate over how to get around the city on two wheels continues (read story here).
A study conducted by the Fundació Jaume Bofill reveals that the jornada intensiva— a revision of the school schedule by shortening the day, as in other European countries —does not increase productivity and has a negative effect on students from economically challenged families (read story here).