The 24-hour national strike called jointly by the Portuguese trade union confederations UGTP and CGTP halted public services and factories in many parts of Portugal on 24 November. Workers chanting “let the banks pay” marched against austerity measures imposed by the government as a condition of the EU/IMF bailout.
Figures on the participation in the strike were not available, but according to union leaders, it was a greater mobilization of citizens than last November’s general strike in which some 3 million took part.
The CGTP and the UGTP have announced that “the struggle will continue”.
Enough! Always the same ones paying for the crisis…