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      2 The Portugal News • 18 Jan 2020                        Front Page Story


                                    Portugal on strike




                                    Police, nurses, teachers and public administration workers have
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      Paul Allen Luckman                  stated that they will be holding  reduced by 12 percent”, said a statement for
      publisher@theportugalnews.com       monthly protests until the       the union.
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                                    proposed handing over weapons.         The Federation of Public Administration
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      Newsdesk   +351 282 380 313   Paulo Rodrigues from the union stressed that  Unions (Fesap) announced a national strike
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      General:   +351 282 341 100   police have “reached their limit”.     on the 31 January also against the proposed
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      Print-run: 1919,157 ,157 copies this editioncopies this edition  There will also be a strike by the Zero  The protest was announced by Fesap leader
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      Distributors:                VASP  Movement (MO), another group of PSP and  José Abraão at a press conference in Lisbon.
                                                                           “Fesap rejects the idea that the 2020 State
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      publisher@theportugalnews.com  also take place on 21 January at the airports  that include, among others, the strike for 31
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                                                                           José Abraão told news agency Lusa that “this is
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      GENERAL MANAGER               airports.                              going to be a big strike”, which includes “all  employment contracts to those with public
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      Daisy@theportugalnews.com     The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) has  workers in the public administration”.  employment contracts and, in the case of ARS /
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      SALES MANAGER                 assured that PSP and GNR’s multi-annual  The Portuguese Nurses Union (SEP) has also  Algarve, the commitment to account for
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      Sónia Seixas                  admissions plan will include contributions  called a strike in hospitals and primary health  working time prior to salary adjustment.
      sales@theportugalsnews.com    from unions and associations of these two  care units in the Algarve for 24 January.  “We are satisfied with our part, which was to
                                    security force, however the unions claim that  At a press conference, SEP regional  convene these two days of strike, the
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      Gaby Rodrigues                they have not had the full details of this yet.  coordinator Nuno Manjua accused the Algarve  institutions did not comply with their part to
      accounts@theportugalnews.com  Later in the month it will be teachers on strike  University Hospital Centre (CHUA) and the  move forward with what was written,” he said,
      While The Portugal News has done  as the teachers’ union Fenprof has called for  Algarve Regional Health Administration (ARS)  adding that the problem is a national one.
      its utmost to ensure all advertiser  a national strike of educators and teachers for  of having “failed a set of commitments” in  Guadalupe Simões, from the SEP national
      information is correct, the paper is  31 January, in reaction to the proposed State  writing that should have been completed by  directorate, said: “We cannot continue this
      unable to verify the content and/  Budget for 2020 (OE2020), which the union  the end of 2019.              fallacy, where the Prime Minister and [Finance]
      or claims of adverts provided.
                                    says sidelines education.              “There are nurses who have not had any  Minister Mário Centeno say that in terms of
      Publicação registada na Entidade  The union said that they regretted that the  career progress for 18 years, which means that  wage bill all Public Administration workers,
      Reguladora para a Comunicação  OE2020 does not reflect greater investment in  nurses will continue with exactly the same  including nurses, had an increase of 3.2
      Social com o número 127217    the education sector, which will continue to  salary they have at this time,” said the union.  percent, when there are 20,000 nurses who
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      www.theportugalnews.com/      have many unresolved problems in 2020.  According to the union leader, CHUA has failed  have not progressed in their careers,” he
      editorialguidelines           “This area remains financially stagnant after a  to commit to matching nurses with individual  concluded.
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