National Issues

Stop the deterioration of living and working conditions, fulfil women's rights

Statement by Fernanda Mateus, MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PCP, Public Hearing

Stop the deterioration of living and working conditions, fulfil women's rights

1. The PCP considers it necessary to assess the impact of the epidemic outbreak, in its various dimensions, on the situation of women, on the relationship between their professional activity and family life, and take measures to stop the deterioration of living and working conditions and enforce their rights.
In the last three months there has been an increase in inequalities, discrimination and violence that affect most women.

The virus, exploitation and poverty

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisbon, Session «The virus, exploitation and poverty»

The virus, exploitation and poverty

We have long faced and fought, in Portugal, against the serious scourge of poverty and social inequalities.

At its root is a virus, older than the dangerous and deadly virus of Covid-19 - the virus of exploitation and the policies that feed it.

It is a scourge that has taken on and takes on enormous gravity, both for its size and for its persistence in our country.

Right to housing, a constitutional imperative

Statement by João Dias Coelho, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the PCP, Public Hearing

Right to housing, a constitutional imperative

The right to adequate housing for all is an imperative and a right enshrined in article 65 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic.
A right however, which except during the period of great popular mobilisation soon after 25th. April did not hold the centrality that the Constitution gives it as a universal right by successive governments throughout the 46 years of democracy.

Teleworking: illusions; fragilization of workers; guarantee of rights

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, PUBLIC HEARING «TELEWORKING: ILLUSIONS; FRAGILIZATION OF WORKERS; GUARANTEE OF RIGHTS »

Teleworking: illusions; fragilization of workers; guarantee of rights

The scientific and technological development is a reality that affects all levels of life and society, and also of work. It can serve workers or, in the context of its appropriation by capital, be put to serve the objective of worsening exploitation and attacking workers' rights.

Defend workers' rights, wages and income and guarantee their social protection

Speech by , IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC

Defend workers' rights, wages and income and guarantee their social protection

Exceptional times demand exceptional measures and urgent responses to defend workers' rights, wages and income and guarantee their social protection.

Over the past 3 months we have had clear examples of how the virus has been used as an excuse for brutal trampling of labour rights:

• Wild dismissals of thousands of workers; today there are over 100,000 unemployed registered workers;
• Placing workers on forced vacations and imposing long working hours without paying overtime;
• Unilateral change in working hours;
• Cuts in wages and other incomes;

Support MSMEs, defend national economy

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary

Support MSMEs, defend national economy

Only those who are not familiar with the national reality will be surprised by the situation of great distress that many thousands of small entrepreneurs and their families are going through. The epidemic outbreak that affects the country and the world has brought to light even more, and brutally, the many weaknesses and problems that affect the Portuguese business fabric.

Not a single right less. Confidence and struggle for a better life

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisbon, Rally of the PCP

Not a single right less. Confidence and struggle for a better life

First of all, on behalf of the Central Committee, please allow me to greet our whole Party, its organisations, all the militants who in companies, in workplaces, in cities, towns and villages, in class-oriented and associative movements, in the various institutions, in Local and Regional Government, in the Assembly of the Republic and in the European Parliament, who, in these difficult times of epidemic outbreak, wherever necessary, fulfil their role and our duty to uphold the interests of the workers and people.

Defend Public School so that no student is harmed

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Lisbon

Defend Public School so that no student is harmed

Please accept a warm greeting for your initiative.

This greeting is all the more justified, since it is held in a context of special difficulties for the action and for the struggle that young communists, during these weeks, were able to face, never ceasing to be, with digital means or in person, where the youth are, accompanying their problems and aspirations, and assuming the demand for the necessary answers.