|A powerful general strike rocks Portugal!|
Statement by Jeronimo de Sousa , General Secretary of the PCP on the Portuguese general strike
1 - In thousands of enterprises and workplaces, millions of workers today expressed a fighting No! to the Pact of Aggression, in a memorable day of struggle in defence of workers’ rights and for a developed and sovereign Portugal.
The General Strike called by CGTP-IN and which gathered widespread support, represented a powerful answer to the biggest offensive since the days of fascism. A strike against exploitation and impoverishment, against the path of national disaster that PSD, CDS and PS, subordinated to the interests of big national and international business, want to impose on Portugal.
A General Strike that represents a great moment in the history of the struggle of the Portuguese workers and people, an expression of the intense class struggle being waged in our country, a patriotic and democratic affirmation, factor of mobilisation and confidence in the struggle for Portugal with a future.