Portugal -Court rejects labour bill -September 02, 2013

The Constitutional Court dealt a blow to government efforts to cut spending and keep the country's EU/IMF bailout on track, rejecting a bill that would have effectively allowed the state to fire public sector workers. The court decided to deem the norms of the bill unconstitutional ‘due to the violation of guarantees of secure employment’. The court has rejected large parts of the government's deficit-cutting plans twice since the country accepted a bailout in mid-2011, each time forcing it to come up with alternative measures.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/29/portugal-austerity-court ...  



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