Thousands of teachers take to Lisbon streets to demand higher wages

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Reuters

By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira LISBON (Reuters) – In a fresh blow to Portugal’s government, tens of thousands of Portuguese teachers and school staff poured into the streets of the capital Lisbon to demand higher wages and better working conditions in one of the biggest protests of recent years. During the peaceful demonstration, organised by the Union of All Education Professionals (STOP), protesters held banners and shouted slogans as they urged Education Minister Joao Costa to step down. Teachers on the lowest pay scale make around 1,100 euros ($1,191.08) per month and even teachers …

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