“The CGTP [General Confederation of Portuguese Workers] condemns this attack on the right to strike and we also appealed to the UGT[General Union of Workers] to schedule a general strike”, André Pestana told Lusa agency.

The STOP coordinator recalled that, as the two trade union centrals are the only ones that can schedule a general strike, to “do it as soon as possible, preferably this month”, and “the appeal was sent” to the two structures.

In his opinion, "it can still be scheduled for February if there is that will" since it is up to STOP "to make a constructive appeal for this to happen because all professional sectors are suffering".

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