Portugal -Unexpected tripartite talks opened -September 24, 2012

After fierce protests against the latest austerity lashing proposed by the centre-right government  Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has withdrawn his proposal to raise social charges that workers pay out of their salaries from 11% to 18%, while dropping employers’ charges to 18% from 23.75%. The government decided to open talks with the leaders of the trade unions who oppose a planned austerity drive in return for last year’s 78 billion euro rescue package.

English: http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/24/portuguese-force-austerity-plan-back ...  

http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/24/portugal-pm-negotiates-with-union-and-business ...

 

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