Portugal - Public sector union announces national strike - January 31, 2019

Public sector trade unions called out a national strike for 15 February 2019 in order to demand higher wages. The unions are angry with the government’s lack of proposals to raise salaries in the public sector. The government proposed to raise salaries for the public service from 580 euro a month in 2019 to 635.07 euro a month in 2019 but unions demand a bigger increase in wages. The salary increase in 2019 is expected to cover around 70.000 civil servants and could cost 50 million euro.

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