“At this time there is still not much concrete data, but the information we have is that hospitals are complying with the minimum services, namely in hospitalisations and emergencies. Some schools are closed and a Citizen's Store in Porto is closed”, the coordinator of the Common Front, Sebastião Santana, told journalists shortly after 09:00.

The trade unionist, who was speaking to journalists at the entrance to the Social Security building in Lisbon, underlined that the participation level in this strike “shows the dissatisfaction of the workers with the entire labor situation.

For Saturday, a national demonstration is scheduled in Lisbon, promoted by the CGTP, for the general increase in wages and pensions in view of the rise in the cost of living.