Portuguese trade union to stage new rally against labour laws

Hoover's Online, 12 January 2003, 3:38pm

Portugal's trade union CGTP [General Confederation of Portuguese Workers] has described the proposals for changes to the new Labour Code [which would make it easier to sack and transfer workers], which the government offered the unions, as “a PR exercise,” and announced its intention to continue fighting the plans [despite a recent breakthrough agreement with the other main union, the UGT, General Workers' Union].

The CGTP national committee, which met yesterday [Saturday 11 January], decided to summon its leaders, delegates and activists, for discussions on Wednesday, and announced it would be staging a national demonstration, to take place in Lisbon on 8 February…