Unions plan national demonstration followed by general strike

Public service unions in the Frente Comum have called a national demonstration of public administration workers on 6 November in protest at the government’s decision to freeze public sector pay, increase VAT, freeze promotion and a range of other measures aimed at cutting costs. Unions will also be building for the general strike on 24 November called by both the CGTP and UGT trade union confederations in protest at the government’s austerity policies. [Read more at > STAL (PT)->http://www.stal.pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=557&Itemid=1] [And at > SINTAP (PT)->http://www.sintap.pt/] [And at > CGTP (PT)->http://cgtp.pt//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1818&Itemid=1] [And at > UGT (PT)->http://www.ugt.pt/site/index.php]

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