Pay cuts unconstitutional, says Portuguese Court

Constitutional Court rejects pay cuts agreed with Portugal’s creditors

In a setback to the austerity programme agreed between Portugal and foreign creditors, Portugal’s Constitutional Court has ruled Friday, 5/4, that several of the 2013 budget articles introducing pay cuts are unconstitutional.

 According to a statement by the 13 judges of the Constitutional Court, budget measures cutting holiday pay mainly for government workers and pensioners or reducing unemployment and sickness benefits are unconstitutional, thus rejecting four out of nine co...

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