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Police, nurses, teachers and public administration workers have announced strike action across Po... [more]

Police, nurses, teachers and public administration workers have announced strike action across Portugal, threatening to bring the country to a halt. PSP and GNR police unions have stated that they will be holding monthly protests until the government responds to their demands. Their demands include the payment of a risk allowance, higher salaries, an increase in staff and a call for better personal protection equipment.

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A three-day strike by workers at Lisbon airport led to the cancellation of several flights. Talks... [more]

A three-day strike by workers at Lisbon airport led to the cancellation of several flights. Talks between SINTAC and Vinci Group-owned Portway, which employs workers at Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal airports, broke down in December when the company said it would not unfreeze salaries. Portway said that it was ready to return to the negotiating table.

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Call center workers in Portugal have intensified their strike, demanding an increase in wages and... [more]

Call center workers in Portugal have intensified their strike, demanding an increase in wages and better working conditions. A strike notice was issued by the National Union of Telecommunications and Audiovisual Workers (SINTTAV), which is affiliated to the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (Cgtp-in), for a business call center sector strike. The workers also demanded their total integration into the companies to which they provide services – including MEO, Vodafone, EDP, etc.

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In 2018, the average monthly salary in the subsidiaries of foreign companies in Portugal reached ... [more]

In 2018, the average monthly salary in the subsidiaries of foreign companies in Portugal reached at €1,354: its highest value since 2010 and well above the €966 of national companies, Statistics Portugal (INE) says. According to the INE’s ‘Globalisation Statistics’, between 2010 and 2018 the average monthly remuneration was consistently higher in foreign subsidiaries, on average €393.70 more than in domestic companies.

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The National Federation of Public and Social Workers’ Unions has scheduled a national strike of n... [more]

The National Federation of Public and Social Workers’ Unions has scheduled a national strike of non-teaching workers in schools to protest the ‘chronic shortage’ of these officials. The federation decided to call a national strike of the non-teaching workers from both the schools grouped under centralised leadership and the non-grouped public schools.

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The government presented a proposal to raise the monthly minimum wage by nearly 6% to €635 next y... [more]

The government presented a proposal to raise the monthly minimum wage by nearly 6% to €635 next year, which would still make it the lowest in western Europe. The Prime Minister promised to raise the monthly minimum wage by 25% to €750 by 2023 when he began his second term in office last month. The increase has coincided with significant dynamism in the economy and the labour market. One in five workers in Portugal are on the minimum wage and the employment status of 890,000 people was officially described last year as precarious, a term used to refer to non-standard forms of employment, including temporary work and fixed-term contracts.

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The union of dock workers has given an ultimatum to the Setúbal port authorities to review the re... [more]

The union of dock workers has given an ultimatum to the Setúbal port authorities to review the recent hiring of an external worker, in violation of the collective labour contract signed with the dockers. The Turkey-based port operating group, Yılport Holding Inc., has admitted to hiring a worker who does not belong to the temporary workers’ dockers group that is engaged in the operations at Setúbal.

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Portugal’s Prime Minister promised to raise the monthly minimum wage by 25% to € 750 by 2023 as h... [more]

Portugal’s Prime Minister promised to raise the monthly minimum wage by 25% to € 750 by 2023 as he started his second term in the office, while reiterating the goal to cut public debt to below 100% of GDP. The national minimum salary will evolve every year after discussions with the collective bargaining partners, depending on the employment dynamics and economic growth.

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According to Statistics Portugal in July 2019 the unemployment rate was 6.4%, corresponding to a ... [more]

According to Statistics Portugal in July 2019 the unemployment rate was 6.4%, corresponding to a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the previous month, 0.2 pp from three months before and 0.4 pp from the same month of 2018. In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 5,000 people (1.5%) and the employed population has increased by 11,400 people (0.2%). The provisional unemployment rate estimate for August 2019 was 6.2% and decreased by 0.2 pp from the previous month.

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On September 4, the Law No. 93/2019 was published, which brings significant changes to employment... [more]

On September 4, the Law No. 93/2019 was published, which brings significant changes to employment legislation, namely as regards the probationary employment period, fixed-term employment contracts, temporary employment contracts, the bank of hours scheme, among others. A brief summary of the main changes to the Labour Code: the fixed-term employment contract justified by a new activity of uncertain duration or the commencement of a company or establishment is now restricted to companies with less than 250 employees. The maximum duration of a fixed-term employment contract will be two years. Fixed-term employment contracts may be renewed up to three times but the total duration of renewals may not exceed the initial period of the contract. The uncertain term employment contract may only have a maximum duration of four years

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