Portugal - Confederation leader calls to resist labour law changes - June 27, 2011

The leader of CGTP, the country’s largest union confederation, is urging workers to continue protesting the planned labour law changes tied to the current bailout package of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission. The package conditions include cutting costs by lowering severance pay, introducing more flexible working hours to improve competitiveness, and keeping the minimum salary at €485 a month. On Monday 27 June, the Secretary General of CGTP, Manuel Carvalho da Silva, says his members must fight the measures, arguing “If we accept this remedy, in two years’ time we’ll be poorer and in recession” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May 2011).

English: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/markets/portuguese-trade-union ...

via http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Portugal


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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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