Portugal - One-day strike in public sector - May 31, 2017

Hundreds of schools and hospitals across the country were shut or offered minimum services as public sector workers went on a one-day strike to pressure the minority government for more wage increases than it has offered so far. The left-leaning government has reversed some of the austerity measures of the previous administration, trimming taxes and increasing wages and pensions in a bid to boost growth, but also kept up budget discipline and slashed the deficit in 2016 to its lowest mark in more than four decades. However, wages in the public sector remain low and workers end up working more and in long-hours shifts.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/public-sector-strike-on-friday-will-hit ...     

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