Associated Press
A banner reading, 'Bankia for sale, ask here' is seen, as a security stands guard in front of Bankia's headquarter in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013. Representatives of two of Spain's biggest banks are meeting with labor unions to discuss massive layoffs, hours ahead of protests by bank workers in seven cities. Officials of Bankia, the nationalized lender which has received a bailout of euro18 billion ($24 billion) from the 17 European Union countries that use the euro, met unions Wednesday to negotiate shedding some 6,000 staff. Unions representing Bankia workers have called evening protests in Madrid and six other cities. Santander, Spain's biggest bank, was also to hold talks with unions to discuss restructuring following its absorption of sister bank Banesto. Unions fear the plan could affect some 3,000 workers. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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