Portugal’s largest trade union takes week-long action

in News · 29-05-2014 16:09:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal’s largest trade union takes week-long action

Portugal’s largest communist-backed trade union federation, the CGTP, has this week staged a week of protests and strike action as a form of national action to fight for the minimum national salary to be raised to €515 from next month.

From Monday until Saturday the CGTP organised a number of protests and strikes nationwide to demand the minimum monthly wage in Portugal be hiked by €30, from the current €485 to €515, as well as a general rise in salaries, for a reduction in work hours and against obstacles imposed on collective recruitment.
Through the week, protests were staged across the country, including in Braga and Setúbal on Wednesday, and on Tuesday and Friday employees of the companies Soporcel and Portucel, in Coimbra, staged a strike.

More action was also staged on the streets in Vila Real, Oporto, Algarve, Aveiro, Évora, Guarda and Lisbon.


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