Teachers on strike
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Thousands of angry teachers show government “it ain’t over yet”

Thousands of determined angry teachers marched again, in Lisbon and Porto yesterday, showing the government their fight for ‘respect’, better conditions and increased salaries is a long way from over. The education minister has said he means to close negotiations on Thursday (March 9). Syndicate leaders are insisting, “we are not giving up, even if we have to keep fighting till 2024…” Columnists this weekend have remarked on how ‘social reality’ is at last pushing through the political narrative: “The majority of Portuguese have lost respect for the government and are not afraid to show it” (Eduardo Cintra Torres, Panóptico).