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The strike in the civil service begins to have an impact on hospitals and garbage collection from Thursday. See here which sectors are affected

The national strike of officials, which starts at 00:00 this Friday and brings together more than 30 unions, will have its first impacts this Thursday at the end of the day, especially in hospitals and garbage collection services, according to Frente Común. .

“The strike begins at the start of today’s night shift [quinta-feira]with Healthcare and waste collection workers are the first to go on strike. and what is expected is a massive support, both tonight and tomorrow”, the coordinator of the Common Front of Public Administration Unions, Sebastião Santana, told Lusa.

The union structure of the CGTP expects a “massive adherence” to the strike of public administration workers, who “tomorrow [sexta-feira] It will have greater visibility,” he added. The reason: a situation of “general impoverishment” of the workers, which the unions want to resolve with proposals such as immediate wage increases, setting price limits for goods and services, or valuing careers.

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“We are anticipating that many Social Security services, citizen shops, registry offices, financeWe expect a great impact on these services, also in the health area, with many external consultations closed, and also in schools”, said Sebastião Santana.

Among the reasons for the strike called by the Common Front are the demand for immediate salary increases, the establishment of maximum limits for the prices of goods and services, the valuation of careers and the reinforcement of public services.

The first balance of the strike should be made this afternoon by the Common Front, with statements by trade unionists who will be at the Amadora municipal shipyard and, closer to midnight, at the entrance of the São José Hospital, in Lisbon.

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In the education sector, the National Federation of Teachers (Fenprof) announced this week that teachers and educators will participate in the strike of the Public Administrations and non-teaching workers are covered by the prior call of the Common Front.

For the day after the strike, Saturday, a national demonstration is scheduled in Lisbon, promoted by the CGTP, for the general increase in wages and pensions due to the rise in the cost of living.

In short, what are the sectors that will be affected by this strike?

– Schools: Fenprof and the National Federation of Public and Social Function Workers Unions joined the strike, and both teachers and non-teaching workers are covered, which could lead to the closure of schools, predicts the Common Front. minimum services decreed for the strike called by the Union of All Education Professionals (STOP), but Santana argues that “the worker can claim that he is on strike under the terms of the notice of the Common Front” and in that case he will not have to comply with the minimum services. Higher education teachers and researchers also joined and will demonstrate in front of Elvira Fortunato’s ministry.

— Hospitals and health centers: nurses, technical and operational assistants, diagnostic and therapeutic technicians will go on strike, which may result in the postponement of appointments and exams. The doctors, who had already gone on strike at the beginning of the month, did not join.

– Justice: sheriffs also joined the strike.

— Social security, registers and notaries it must also record disturbances.

– Trash: given that the strike also affects local administration services, having joined the STAL – National Union of Workers of the Local and Regional Administration, Public Companies, Concessionaires and Allied Companies, there may be disturbances in this sector, and the Common Front anticipates that these effects will be immediately notice in the garbage collection from Thursday to Friday.

— Trains: This Friday the CP drivers’ strike continues (it’s the last day), which has been going on for a week, so there should still be suppressed trains.

Source: Observadora

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