Workers from Barcelona’s Roquetes LEAR are set to hold a demonstration on November 11 in the city, this will follow another demonstration this Saturday in Tortosa, both aimed at getting public and political attention to the plight of over 500 workers, who are to loose their jobs when the company closes its Placa Sant Jaume de Barcelona operation.

The UGT, CCOO and the USOC unions are calling for politicians to get involved, and hold talks with the multinational Roquetes LEAR, in order to find a way to keep the plant open.

Several retail traders associations have said that their members will close their shops during the demonstrations to show their support for the workers.