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Portuguese Labor Group CGTP to Consider Calling General Srike

October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Portuguese labor group CGTP will consider a proposal to call a general strike, said Manuel Carvalho da Silva, the CGTP’s secretary-general.

Carvalho da Silva spoke at a press conference in Lisbon with Joao Proenca, who heads the UGT labor group. The two organizations on Oct. 19 will be able to announce a date for the strike, Proenca said.

UGT and CGTP are Portugal’s two largest labor groups and in November last year organized the country’s first general strike in 22 years.

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