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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Portuguese unions mobilise for 24 November General Strike‏

Reports today of a worsening economic situation in Portugal gives added urgency to the plans of the Portuguese unions for the upcoming general strike on 24 November – called in protest at austerity measures including wage cuts. http://tinyurl.com/392pgj3

Next week’s strike is the first joint national action for 22 years by the CGTP and UGT union centres - “if there is a strike that has a strong significance for future generations, this is it” said Manuel Carvalho da Silva, secretary-general of CGTP. A website has been set up to mobilise for the general strike: http://www.grevegeral.net/