Spain's parliament has ratified labour reforms designed to bring down high unemployment.
Measures include promoting youth employment and cutting the cost of firing workers, which critics say makes employers reluctant to hire more staff.
Changes to the labour law follow spending cuts introduced last month in a bid to cut the large budget deficit.
Spain's two main unions have called a general strike on 29 September in protest at the tough economic measures.
THEY NEED TO DO M,ORE, BUT THEY ARE NO HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION - LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY: THE ARE BACKING UP ON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM!