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Thursday, 22 March 2012

General Strike against austerity in Portugal

Portuguese workers led by the CGTP union federation are staging a 24 hour general strike against austerity today. The BBC reports on the severe impact on working people of the economic crisis and last year’s €78bn EU bail out – massive unemployment, cuts in public spending and huge tax increases: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17471098