Portugal -Union confederation launches protest week -December 12, 2011

On Monday 12 December, the major union confederation CGTP launched a week of protest against the consequences of the government’s austerity policies. The decision by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s conservative government to lengthen the legal working hours by half an hour daily was “a declaration of war to workers”, CGTP leader Manuel Carvalho da Silva said. “We want to send a strong signal to the government,” he added. A growing number of critics say that the austerity programme undermines economic growth and increases poverty.

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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 or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. 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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