Portugal -Strike of garbage collectors -December 30, 2013

According to a statement from the CGTP trade union confederation a strike that started 23 December was prompted by the city's use of outside contractors and the privatisation of essential services. The union said it would continue the strike until 5 January. In the meantime piles of garbage mount in the streets of Lisbon after the nearly week-long strike of the collectors. The strike is one of several to hit the public services in recent months as trade unions oppose the government’s 2014 austerity budget, which is the harshest one adopted in decades.

English: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/30/342728/trash-piles-up-in-lisbon ...



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