André Pestana
"Let's see who gives in first", André Pestana - of the most radical syndicate S.T.O.P - has challenged the government, saying "there are always millions (of euros) available for the banks and political 'boys'" Image: António Cotrim/ Lusa

Today’s sees ‘final round of negotiations’ with teachers syndicates 

Today (Thursday) sees the final round of negotiations between the government and teaching syndicates which have been levelling various forms of strike action since December. According to reports, “there is still no agreement in sight”. Syndicate leaders doubt the education ministry will cede to their various demands, or even get near them, thus they are already reported to be “promising” an announcement later today on “new forms of protest”.