Transit strike compounds Portuguese labor crisis

A public-transportation strike left an estimated 4 million passengers stranded in Portugal Thursday as labor unrest spread through key sectors of the economy.

The wave of strikes has left Prime Minister Francisco Pinto Balsemao increasingly isolated and has provided ammunition to right-wing critics accusing him of being too weak with the left. At the same time, the ruling Democratic Alliance's own moderate supporters in the trade union movement have broken off negotiations with the government in what could be the most discruptive dispute of all, involving 400,000 civil servants.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK