Portugal general strike disrupts services

Aindriu

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Even the Portugese have more balls than us!!!

Portugal's unions hope to bring the country to a near standstill on Wednesday as they stage a general strike in protest at planned wage cuts.
Transport, industry and schools are set to be severely affected by the strike, the unions said.
The strike comes two days before the parliament in Lisbon is to vote on an austerity budget.
The budget aims to quell international unease over Portugal's public spending and deficit.
For the first time in 20 years, the country's main unions UGT and CGTP have united in a call for a national day of industrial action.
Full article here.
 


Easy-Irish

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The Irish have been disgraced.

I am so ashamed of both our politicians and our citizenry.
 

typical

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Why is there no talk of a general strike here? I don't get it. I know the unions are brutal but ffs, if we don't have a general strike now when would it be appropriate?
 

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Protesting is for the foolhardy.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Take the bailout money and then refuse to repay it. Much better than getting yourself out in the cold without pay.
 

SeanieFitz

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union leaders have spent so long partying with our political elite that they have forgotten how to lead, we need a complete change in union leadership

during late 90's/early 00's social partnership contributed to our success until it went off the rails from 2005 onwards, social partnership by its very nature should contribute most during times of crisis, it wasn't needed from 2005 onwards but is really needed now, in my opinion!
we will have a change in government, we also need a change at the head of our unions
 

Mister men

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The Irish. The cowards of Europe.
 


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