Portugal -Postal strike with a broad turnout -June 08, 2013

A postal strike in protest against the privatisation of the post office and to defend a quality public service was broadly backed up by the workforce. Out of 780 postal workers, 85.12% joined the strike, according to the SNCT union. Over 87% of the night shift workers in Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto had been on strike. The postal company is terminating a process of reorganising its network by closing 124 post offices and opening 78 postal points.

English: http://theportugalnews.com/news/postal-strike-with-over-85-turnout/28609


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