The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.
The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.
The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.
"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."
"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.
Chancellor George Osborne careened ahead with disastrous economic policies as he launched a vicious new attack on public-sector workers.
World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.
The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.
Workers in Mexico are facing repression from the Mexican government and corporations, and more and more working people in Mexico are being driven into poverty.
The Mexican government under President Felipe Calderon, of the right wing National Action Party, has launched a new attack on the militant Mexican Electrical Workers Union.