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Street protests expected for fourth general strike under government

Street protests expected for fourth general strike under government

Protests against the centre-right coalition government’s policies are being planned around the country for Thursday, the day of the fourth general strike since the government took office. Public transport is expected to be among the worst affected sectors.

General strike: Portugal expecting disruption of services Thursday

The general strike called for 27 June is the fourth in the last two years, uniting trade union confederations CGTP and UGT in protest against stricter austerity measures.

Teachers: Strike continues despite progress in negotiations

Fenprof trade union Secretary General Mário Nogueira said that ‘significant advances’ were made in negotiations with the Ministry of Education, but no definitive conclusions had been reached.

Lisbon: Underground strike, fourth this year

The strike began late Wednesday and is expected to continue until Friday morning. Lisbon bus company Carris was running more services, particularly between Cais do Sodré and Campo Grande.

Azores: Strike at airline SATA ‘near total’, affects major events

The action was called in protest at SATA’s failure to implement an accord the unions have already signed with national airline TAP. The first stage of the strike coincides with the Rally Azores and the second with the Santo Christo Feast – one of the Azores’ most important religious festivals.

TAP-Air Portugal: Pilots call off strike

The Portuguese flag carrier says previously suspended flights are now available and open for sale. But TAP’s decision to suspend the strike depends on whether Azores airline SATA also adheres to the agreement.

TAP: Airline workers call 3-day strike

Trade unions at flag carrier TAP-Air Portugal have issued a 3-day strike notice for next week, with 21,000 flights already cancelled.

Strike: Lisbon Metro shuts down

There was a 100% turnout for the half-day strike, the third and final protest convened so far by Lisbon’s Metro workers

Strike: Most rail services cancelled on Saturday

Train drivers and ticket collectors are striking on overtime and national holidays, with most CP services cancelled.

Dockers: Industry body seeks limit to right to strike as port stoppages bite

The Portuguese Industrial Association has called for legal restrictions to the right to strike following a months-long partial stoppage by dockers.