October 31, 2013

Portuguese metro workers on strike to protest austerity measures

Transportation is disrupted in the Portuguese capital Lisbon as subway workers go on strike in protest at government's austerity measures and spending cuts.

Lisbon's metro train system was closed on Thursday. This is the fifth time the metro workers go on strike this year. The strikers are angry with the government's new austerity measures proposed for 2014. Portugal is in its worst economic recession since the 1970s. The government has implemented a number of painful austerity measures to contain a budget shortfall.


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