Portugal
Workers March - Portugal Working class sections in Portugal hit the streets demanding better wages and job security

The workers’ mobilization was called by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) to reiterate their demand for increasing the national minimum wage to 850 euros (USD 954.97) per month

Jose Saramago Centenary - Portugal Portuguese communists kickstart celebrations for Jose Saramago’s birth centenary

November 16, 2022 will mark the hundredth birth anniversary of renowned Portuguese writer and communist Jose Saramago, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998

Catarina Eufémia - Portugal Portuguese pay tribute to Catarina Eufémia, icon of resistance against Estado Novo regime

A young harvester from the Alentejo region, Eufémia was murdered by a lieutenant of the National Guard during a protest for higher wages on May 19, 1954 at the age of 26

Workers Protest-Portugal Workers protest closure of Matosinhos refinery in Portugal

Portuguese energy supplier group Galp Energia has announced the closure of a crude oil refinery owned by its subsidiary Petrogal in Matosinhos, which is likely to affect over a thousand jobs

Presidential elections-Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa re-elected as Portugal’s president 

The incumbent president from the center-right Social Democratic Party was re-elected with an overwhelming majority in the presidential elections held on Sunday, securing 60% of the total votes

Workers of Leica plant in Portugal protest wage discrimination 

The workers at the Lousado plant of the German company Leica in Portugal organised a protest demanding a salary hike and an end to the harassment faced by workers

COVID-19 in Portugal Portuguese communists call to strengthen National Health Service to fight fresh spike in COVID-19

The Portuguese government has announced new lockdown restrictions in 121 municipalities across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A record number of 4,656 COVID-19 cases were reported on October 30

US interference Portugal US ambassador’s interference in Portuguese affairs slammed by left-wing groups

The US ambassador in Lisbon, George Glass, said Portugal must choose between its allies and China. He added that a delegation of US treasury officials was working with regulatory officials to prevent the triumph of Chinese companies in Portuguese markets

Workers Protest-Portugal Workers’ protest sweeps Portugal 

Workers led by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) organized multiple demonstrations across Portugal demanding wage hikes, rise in pensions, job security and fair collective bargaining

Portuguese Communists against school workers redundancies Dismissal of public school workers in Portugal met with widespread condemnation

Massive reductions are due to take place in public schools in Portugal even as reports highlight an imminent risk of lack of school professionals in the upcoming academic year because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Supplementary Budget - Portugal Portuguese communists slam government’s supplementary budget  

The Portuguese Communist Party said the proposals in the EUR 4.3 billion supplementary budget only favored big business with no significant provisions for workers and micro and small entrepreneurs

Portugal’s Left Bloc scores win in parliament

The draft proposal by the Left Bloc in the Portuguese parliament had called on the government to promote equality in Private Social Security Institutions

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