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European Commission proposals do not respond to the country's needs

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European Commission proposals do not respond to the country's needs

The proposals presented by the European Commission, concerning the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and the so-called "recovery fund", will still be subject to debate and approval by the European Council and the European Parliament.

Sovereignty and development - Options for a Portugal with a future

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Public Session «Sovereignty and development - Options for a Portugal with a future»

Sovereignty and development - Options for a Portugal with a future

Good afternoon, everyone, participants and those who are following this debate. Our thanks to the speakers of this session and especially to Ricardo Paes Mamede for accepting the invitation to participate in it.

Among others, there are three great lessons that can be learned from this crisis, of health and economic, that I would like to highlight in this debate.

The centrality of work, of workers; the enormous importance, of public services, of public intervention; the core issue of national production and national sovereignty.

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The struggle cannot be locked down faced with injustice and exploitation!

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, Secretário-Geral, Baleizão, Beja, Tribute to Catarina Eufémia

The struggle cannot be locked down faced with injustice and exploitation!

The years may pass. We can live difficult times, like the ones we live in, but this Portuguese Communist Party does not forget and will be here, every May, to carry on for the future, our always heartfelt tribute to the peasant Catarina Eufémia from Baleizão, who with her formidable courage has become a shining symbol of the struggle of the combative agricultural proletariat of Alentejo, of the struggle of our people for freedom and for the emancipation of the workers and people, pride of Portuguese workers and of her Party.

Culture is not a secondary or disposable good

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Culture is not a secondary or disposable good

1 – Two months after shows, rehearsals and recordings began to be cancelled due to COVID-19, PCP has a negative evaluation of the government's response to the dramatic situation of thousands of workers and hundreds of structures.

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Not one right less. Valuing work and workers

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisboa, Hearing with workers «Not one right less. Valuing work and workers»

Not one right less. Valuing work and workers

PCP launched yesterday a National Initiative of contact with workers, part of the campaign «Valuing work and workers. No to exploration!», with dozens of initiatives in all regions of the continent and autonomous regions, which will continue today and over the next few weeks.

We are where we have always been. With the workers and the people, listening to their problems, denouncing the abuses of their rights, making proposals to respond to their demands and desires.

Network of Social Care Facilities and Services from childhood to old age. Situation and prospects

Speech by Fernanda Mateus, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee, Public Session «Network of Social Care Facilities and Services from childhood to old age»

Network of Social Care Facilities and Services from childhood to old age. Situation and prospects

1. The epidemic outbreak brought to the fore the situation and prospects of the social responses that make up the Network of Social Care Facilities and Services.

The suspension of the activity of some of these social responses - nurseries, pre-school, leisure activities, centres for occupational activities, day care and social centres, among others – was a measure to prevent the epidemic outbreak.

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Companies with millions of profits, dismiss hundreds of workers in Sines. The struggle is more than just

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of the PCP

Companies with millions of profits, dismiss hundreds of workers in Sines. The struggle is more than just

We are here in an act of solidarity with hundreds of workers who, due to precarious ties, are threatened with such a large dismissal by a subcontractor. It is clear that Petrogal company, which should also be held responsible for this and which allows these workers with precarious ties, who are already more vulnerable, to face the threat of dismissal with all the social and labour consequences that lead to an outcome of this magnitude.

PCP carries out national contact action «Valuing work and workers. No to exploitation»

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PCP carries out national contact action «Valuing work and workers. No to exploitation»

Following the decision of the last meeting of its Central Committee, the PCP will promote, in the coming weeks, a day of contact and information with workers under the motto «Not a single right less», included in the campaign «Valuing work and workers . No to exploitation”.

Hygiene, Safety and Health in work: a struggle always, a struggle today

Statement by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Public Hearing on «Hygiene, Safety and Health in work: a struggle always, a struggle today»

Hygiene, Safety and Health in work: a struggle always, a struggle today

The situation resulting from the COVID-19 epidemic raises, with greater vehemence, the need for safety and health at work and the services in this field.

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of May 16, 2020

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP of May 16, 2020

The Central Committee of the PCP, meeting on May 16, 2020, discussed and analysed the fundamental features, developments and dangers of the current situation in the context of the epidemic outbreak and set down guidelines for the intervention and strengthening of the Party and the struggle for the patriotic and left-wing alternative.