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Portugal Labor Unions Plan Strikes Against Austerity Measures

Portugal’s two biggest labor unions, CGTP and UGT, said they planned to call for a series of strikes to protest austerity measures announced by the government last week.

Joao Proenca, the head of the UGT union, said the protests may culminate in a nationwide strike with the CGTP. Both unions oppose a government plan to increase the social-security rate paid by workers and withhold some salary payments from state employees next year.