Portugal’s teachers planning 5 October protest

Portugal’s teachers planning 5 October protest

Portugal’s teachers unions are planning a large protest for 5 October, to coincide with World Teachers’ Day, and which also coincides with Portugal’s Republic Day and the eve of the country’s Legislative Elections.

The teachers are demanding changes for the next school under threat of overtime strikes. Among their main demands are due pay for time worked, better pension plans, and an “urgent rejuvenation” of the teaching profession.