Portugal heads for strike over budget cuts

Many public services and transit systems expected to be shut as workers protest against austerity measures.

    A general strike is expected to shut down many public services and disrupt mass transit systems in Portugal as workers protest against austerity measures linked to a 78bn euro, or $104bn, bailout.

    The recession in the country is predicted to be deeper than any other eurozone member, including Greece.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Lisbon.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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