Two-day national strike in public administration

Portugal
The FNFSP public service federation has called a two-day national strike on 9 and 10 November in public administration in protest at government policies. The Federation attacks the government for failing to tackle the increasing gap between rich and poor. It says that the gulf between the top 20% and bottom 20% is the highest of any EU country. The Federation also says that the government's proposed public sector pay increase for 2007 of 1.5% will mean a cut in real pay for workers who have already lost around 10% in purchasing power since 2000. The 2007 budget forecasts a reduction in spending on personnel, the first time since 1977 that any government has imposed cuts for two years in a row. [Read more at > FNSFP (PT)->http://www.fnsfp.pt/?pageact=art&id=695&idCanal=0]

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