EPSU sends a fraternal message to the Portuguese demonstrators against austerity

(September 29) On Saturday October 1, the Portuguese people are call to demonstrate in the streets of Lisbon and Porto. The call by STAL, an EPSU affiliate, against austerity and injustice and for jobs, wages, pensions and social rights follows months of austerity measures and government cuts. The new Portuguese government has not changed anything and the same austerity agenda remains but now they threat to privatise essential public services. This policy will not take Portugal , or anyone, out of the crisis. It will only increase the inequality of society and it makes those that did not cause it to pay the bill. EPSU will continue to mobilise at European level against austerity and for a real alternative to the crisis that does not mean more injustice and poverty.