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    Madrid misery as metro strike threatens major festival

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Madrid grinds to a halt for a second day as the city's public transport workers continue their industrial action.

    Cuts in salaries, despite ticket price hikes, and the scrapping of the traditional Christmas bonus led to the strike.

    One metro user said he understands why the workers have downed tools: