Portugal - Firefighters protest over government plans - October 22, 2010

Over 400 firefighters joined a demonstration in Lisbon on 20 October to protest against government proposals for the fire service. The STAL and STML unions argue that the plans are about getting a fire service on the cheap; they fail to provide for a professional service with proper pay and career structure and taking full account of appropriate health and safety standards and working time.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/384; 

Portuguese:  http://www.stal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=556&Itemid=1


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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