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13 Feb 2019 | 08:38 PM UTC

Portugal: Nationwide general strike planned February 14-15

Portugal News Alert

Labor unions call for nationwide general strike on February 14-15; widespread business and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal


The Confederação Geral dos Trabalhadores Portugueses (CGTP) and União Geral de Trabalhadores (UGT) labor unions have called for public sector workers to hold a nationwide general strike on Thursday, February 14, and on Friday, February 15, to demand higher wages. Associated protests will reportedly be held on Thursday in front of the Ministry of Finance building in Lisbon. The work stoppage is expected to impact health, education, and government services and result in public transportation disruptions.


Individuals in Portugal are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, prepare for business and transportation disruptions, and budget extra time to reach their destinations.


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