Public service unions take stand on pay


The FESAP federation of public service unions, including the SINTAP trade union, has written to the prime minister calling for a state budget in 2023 that would allow for pay increases across the public sector and a wide range of improvements in other employment conditions. Alongside the need to address the scourge of low pay across the public sector, especially for workers with long service, the federation also wants action on career development, precarious contracts and health and safety – all measures it says are necessary to address staff shortages. Meanwhile, the STAL local government union will be getting involved in a month of action called by its confederation, the CGTP-IN, highlighting the pay and pensions emergency created by soaring prices. The demands include a minimum €90 per month increase for all workers and a minimum monthly age of €800. The month of action will run from 15 September to 15 October, ending with national mobilisations in Lisbon and Porto.

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