Portugal -Large protests against new austerity wave -September 15, 2012

Large protests took place in over 40 cities against a new wave of austerity measures. In a recent statement, the government announced measures including the raising of workers’ social security contributions from 11% to 18% (roughly a monthly salary’s wage cut) and the cancellation of Christmas or holiday bonuses (equivalent to another month’s wages). Further increases in income taxes are also expected.

English: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/large-anti-austerity-demonstrations ...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-11/portugal-labor-unions-plan-strikes ...

 

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