Portugal - Unions take legal action to block pay cuts - January 7, 2011

The Frente Comum federation of public service unions, including STAL, are using the courts in an attempt to block the implementation of pay cuts across the public sector for those earning over € 1,500 a month. These cuts range from 3.3% to 10%. The unions have taken out injunctions against individual local authorities that they hope will force employers to put on hold the planned pay cuts. Mario Nogueira, head of the Fenprof teachers’ union, told reporters outside the Lisbon Administrative Tribunal that the pay cuts infringed the law, and that this viewpoint was supported by legal experts the unions had consulted.

English: http://www.forexyard.com/en/news/Portugal-unions-challenge-govt ...

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

 

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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