Portugal -General strike -July 01, 2013

Public transport came to a virtual standstill as the two main unions mounted a one-day strike against austerity measures which have resulted in record unemployment and the worst economic slump since the 1970s. The fourth general strike in two years must pressure the government to boost growth and ease the relentless belt-tightening which led to the sharpest tax hikes in living memory.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/portugal-strike ...   

http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/more-sectors-join-27-june-general-strike ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/portugal-strike ...    

http://news.yahoo.com/portuguese-unions-set-stage-broad-anti-austerity-strike ...

http://theportugalnews.com/news/appeal-for-all-out-for-the-general-strike/28710

 

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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