Portugal -President vetoes higher social security contributions -March 14, 2014

The President of the Republic has vetoed a law that would increase workers’ social security contributions from 2.5% to 3.5%. The President said that it was unclear that the country’s budget deficit would be sufficiently reduced by the measure and that no such sacrifices could be demanded from workers unless their result was absolutely certain. The increase of workers’ social security contributions was a measure the government introduced after the supreme court forbade it to cut civil servants´ pensions.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/president-vetoes-rise ...

 

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