CGTP announced, this Thursday, a national day of struggle, on June 28, with strikes and concentrations in workplaces and companies in various sectors, to demand wage increases in the face of rising living costs.
The protest was decided at today’s meeting of the National Council of the CGTP, which met to analyze the political-union situation, namely “the worsening of living and working conditions” and to decide on new forms of struggle.
The National Council decided “to carry out a national day of struggle, on June 28, in all sectors and throughout the country, with strikes, stoppages and concentrations in workplaces and companies, with street expression”, announced in a statement to the union.
The day of struggle has the motto “increase wages; guarantee rights; against the increase in the cost of living; for the right to health and housing”.
For the CGTP, the decrease in purchasing power “in the face of rising prices and profits” requires “the continuation of the mobilization and organization of workers in companies and workplaces” with a view to restoring and improving purchasing power.
“The measures that have been taken, as a result of the struggle that has been developed, are very insufficient, they do not guarantee the response and the solutions that are needed”, the secretary general of the CGTP, Isabel Camarinha, told Lusa.
The general increase in wages for all workers, by at least 10% with a minimum of 100 euros and the increase in the minimum wage to 850 euros are among the demands of the CGTP.
The CGTP leader also mentioned that the national campaign to defend and reinforce the National Health Service will continue, with the mobilization for the march for the right to health, scheduled for May 20 in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra.