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- Urgent solidarity
- The Portuguese section of the CWI, 8 March 2000. Sintra
Council's cleaning workers are involved in an all-out
strike against the privatization. They are taking action
against ‘private initiatives’ of two urban areas
of Sintra Council.
- Eastern European immigrants
- By Hervé Dieux, Le Monde diplomatique, August
2002. The European Union wants to suppress illegal
immigration. But waves of poor emigrés will go on arriving
as employers take advantage of their precarious status to
drive down wages and circumvent labour laws. In Portugal the
building trade is exploiting skilled workers from Eastern
- Portuguese trade union to stage new rally
against labour laws
- Hoover's Online, 12 January
2003. Portugal's trade union CGTP [General Confederation
of Portuguese Workers] has described the proposals for
changes to the new Labour Code 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'
- Half-million public workers strike in
- By André Levy, Workers World, 18 July
2005. Portugal's Common Front of Civil Service Unions
(FP), representing 700,000 public-service workers, held a
one-day strike July 15 to protest pension cutbacks, a freeze
in wages and higher taxes.