Portugal -General strike against policies that rob workers and ruin the country -November 07, 2013

Another general strike against austerity policies is organised on 8 November. Public sector employees are protesting against the impeding loss of 2.5% of all salaries from €600 per month and 12% of salaries above €2000 per month. The 2014 budget furthermore includes higher taxes, higher contributions and lower pension payments. Unions are protesting against policies they say ‘rob workers and ruin the country’. The unions demand the resignation of the government and call for decent work policies.

English: http://www.world-psi.org/en/8-november-general-strike-portugal


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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