Thousands march in Portugal for wage rises

Protesters march during a demonstration called by unions of public and private sector against precariousness, the cost of living, low wages and pensions in Lisbon on March 18, 2023. – AFP pic, March 19, 2023.

THOUSANDS of people marched in the Portuguese capital Lisbon yesterday, calling for higher wages and other measures to help tackle the rising cost of living.

The march, called by the CGTP, the country’s main trades union confederation, came a day after a national strike by civil servants in support of higher wages.

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