Unions protest over failure to negotiate

The STAL and STML trade unions organized a demonstration outside the interior ministry on 7 August in protest at planned changes to the employment conditions of firefighters. The unions argue that the government wants to make changes to the pay and career paths of firefighters along with changes to working time. The unions are demanding that the government comply with the constitutional right of these workers to a process of consultation over the proposed changes. [Read more at > STAL (PT)->http://www.stal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=427&Itemid=1]

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