Gijon, Spain - Radical unionists from the Izar shipyards blocked traffic into the town with a burning barricade to protest government plans to privatize the Gijon as well as Sestao, Manises, and Seville shipyards. Many of the dissident workers are members of the UniĆ³n General de Trabajadores (UGT, Workers' General Union) but decided at meeting of a few hundred to increase the pressure against the government with more militant demonstrations twice a week.