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Labour market reform, Portugal

Portuguese dockers plan to extend strikes over jobs, working conditions

Portuguese dockers plan to further extend their strike action over job cuts and moves to slash working conditions.The workers kicked off strike action in September against a law to make employment practices in the sector more ‘flexible’. Dockers have struck at ports in Lisbon, Setubal, Aveiro and Figueira da Foz. In early November the Sindicato dos Estivadores announced additional action in at least four ports until November 28 and Thursday it stated strikes would also now take place between December 5 and December 9. Unemployment in recession-hit Portugal stands at a record 15.8%, according to third quarter figures, as the impact of the Troika’s demands for austerity and other neo-liberal reforms bite.

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