29 July 2015
Harassment at work has gained growing attention in Portugal and a new guide for employers aims to raise awareness of the issue among workers. In March 2013, the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (Comissão para a Igualdade n...
10 July 2015
Cabin crew from Portugal’s state-owned airline TAP have voted overwhelmingly to break away from their umbrella trade union confederation, the UGT, after a row over the airline’s privatisation.
10 July 2015
Collective bargaining coverage continues to decline dramatically in Portugal, due to the continuing fall in the number of bargaining extensions.
26 June 2015
Rising numbers of workers are on the minimum wage in Portugal. Estimates at the end of 2014 put the share at around 13% of the working population.
17 June 2015
A decision to cut bank workers’ wages has been overturned by a Portuguese court.
16 June 2015
There has been a slight fall in the number of fatal workplace accidents in Portugal.
15 June 2015
Public sector workers went on strike throughout Portugal in March to demand the return of the 35-hour week.
19 May 2015
Official unemployment figures as calculated by Statistics Portugal are considerably lower than those calculated by the Employment and Vocational Training Institute as a result of different approaches to who is counted as unemployed.
14 May 2015
The economic and financial crisis has had a major impact on job security and working conditions across all sectors in Portugal, including scientific research. A national study finds that research staff are experiencing precarious employment having difficulties in finding a stable job in Portugal, leading many to choose emigration.
17 December 2014
Conventional working hours in Portugal have become less common in the last few decades and shift work and night work is increasingly prevalent. A recently published study aims to look at how organisations can improve the effects of shift work on their workers, particularly in the way such work is organised.