Portugal - Nurses plan national strike in September - August 31, 2018

All six nurses’ trade unions agreed to call out a national strike on 20 and 21 September. The strike actions are held after demands regarding status, pay and working hours that were presented exactly a year ago continuously failed to result in action by the government. The six unions had a meeting scheduled to analyse an expected Government proposal, but in the absence of the document, the meeting was used to coordinate protests. Earlier in August, a five-days strike had an impressive participation with around 35,000 of a total of 40,000 nurses across the country that joined the strike.

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