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17 de Dezembro, 2015 - 15:23h

At a public hearing on “A law against precarious work conditions: how to really rectify the situation for false autonomous workers” last Tuesday, the Left Bloc MP José Soeiro argued that improvements were needed for Law no. 63/2013, “the only progressive amendment to the Labour Law” in recent years.

15 de Dezembro, 2015 - 10:25h

Esquerda.net/English interviewed Mariana Mortágua, economist and Left Bloc MP, about the measures of the agreement signed between the Socialist Party and left-wing parties. You can read the interview or watch the video here. The translated agreement can be read here.

10 de Dezembro, 2015 - 20:38h

The Council for Social Dialogue meets today to discuss the increase of minimum wage. Soeiro, Left Bloc MP, ensured that regardless of the outcome there will be an increase to 535€ by January 1st, as agreed.

9 de Dezembro, 2015 - 14:46h

Esquerda.net/English interviewed Marisa Matias, the MEP and Presidential candidate of the Left Bloc, about her candidacy and her role in the Special Committee investigating financial scandals in the European Commission. You can read the interview or watch the video below.

4 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:39h

At the end of the debate on the government programme, the right submitted a motion rejecting the government led by António Costa, which was not approved by PS and the left. Left-wing parties warned PS that, in spite of the agreement, they will not abandon their own programmes.

2 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:58h

It was those voters excluded by Cavaco who turned the game on its head for the centre right. But this journey has only just begun. By Jorge Costa.

1 de Dezembro, 2015 - 22:50h

Willingness to discuss an agreement to turn the page on austerity and stop the right remaining in government was announced before and during the election campaign. It was further boosted by the voters, who took away the PSD/CDS coalition's overall majority. See the timeline of events up to the fall of the government’s programme.

30 de Novembro, 2015 - 12:06h

Parliament voted members’ bills to end both standardised exams in Portuguese and Maths for nine-year-old children and the teacher certification examination, as well as, the privatisation of public transport in Lisbon and Oporto.

27 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:45h

What will the Portuguese Left do if the Right keeps strengthening its authoritarianism while contesting, at the same time, the current political system in the very same moment we’re on the offensive? By Ricardo Cabral Fernandes.

26 de Novembro, 2015 - 22:05h

From the 1st of January there will be an increase in workers’ wages in Portugal. But what will happen in the long-term?

25 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:34h

Esquerda.net/English interviewed Catarina Martins, the Left Bloc’s spokesperson, about the left-wing parliamentary agreement and its political consequences. You can read the interview or watch the video. The full contents of the agreement between the Socialist Party and the Left Bloc can be read here.

24 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:06h

The President appointed Costa as Prime Minister. He has already announced the names of the ministers in his government. The Left Bloc and the Communist Party have issued comments on the announcement.

23 de Novembro, 2015 - 16:22h

After last week’s marathon of meetings, the President has finally asked to speak to António Costa and announced he will consider appointing him Prime Minister, provided António Costa explains six items of the left wing agreement.

22 de Novembro, 2015 - 17:16h

Esquerda.net/English publishes the report by Ricardo Vicente presented in the international conference “Agriculture in peripheral areas”, that took place in Milford, Ireland. The conference was organised by Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin’s MEP. By Ricardo Vicente.

21 de Novembro, 2015 - 12:40h

Yesterday the President held meetings with all the parties with elected MPs to discuss the future government. Meanwhile, in parliament, the left wing passed historical bills on gay adoption and abortion.

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