Catholic labour groups primarily in the strike are the Young Christian Workers (JOC) and the Catholic Workers' Guilds (HOAC). It is believed that 2.00(13,000 Catholic Actionists provided the initial strike leadership, Their pamphlets, distributed in Madrid, Bilbao, and other strike areas, support the strikers' wages plea, call for the end of the legal strike ban, plead for workers' share in the firms they work for, and demand the release of arrested strikers.
Meanwhile, a Falange publication has retorted with insistence that civil obedience is a law of God.
Three hundred strike organisers were deported at the weekend from Asturias and Vizcaya by the police, and put on the train to other provinces, where their families will have to follow them. By this time, the strike was already in its 46th day.
Asturian miners are claiming that the minimum aggregate of their basic pay and production bonuses should rise on average from £21 to 135 a month. Bilbao industrial workers want a 14s. a day rate established for the lowest paid workers.