Salutation to the workers
National Demonstration – 15 October – Lisbon and Porto
General wages and pensions raise – A national emergency!
Against the hike in the cost of living and the attack on rights
The CGTP-IN warmly salutes all the workers and the united trade union movement, who, on October
15th, organised a powerful day of action with large demonstrations in Lisbon and Porto, where
workers from all sectors and from all regions, converged in their struggles, taking to the streets the
demands of all those who claim for a general raise of wages, a 35 hour working week for all, the
eradication of precariousness, the protection of collective bargaining, the reinforcement of public
services and of the State social obligations.
Large thousands of workers and pensioners, as well as their families, made their voices heard in the
two cities’ streets, demanding solutions for their difficult situation, with the violent increase in the
cost of living and demanding a general raise of salaries and pensions as a matter of national
Work and the workers must be urgently valued, thus requiring a policy that assures a better future
in a developed country, with decent work for the wealth producers.
The struggle will continue in the workplaces, companies and services, through actions in the near
future, on the concrete workers’ demands, for a different course for our country, of progress and
Long live the workers’ struggle!
Long live the CGTP-IN