(Brussels 15 November) The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) sends a message of solidarity and congratulates its Portuguese affiliates for the successful demonstration that took place in Lisbon last Saturday (November 12).
The demonstration was called to defend of Public services and against the austerity measures of the Portuguese Government. It was organised by all EPSU Portuguese affiliates and it had more than 180.000 participants according to the police figures. This demonstration is being called to prepare and mobilise for the one-day General Strike that the two Portuguese confederations (UGTP and CGTP-IN) are calling on November 24. EPSU wishes that this will be a successful demonstration and that the Government will stop its austerity-only agenda.