National Issues

On recent developments in the political situation

The recent developments in the political situation are inseparable from a series of serious and unacceptable events that have involved the Government's action and the worsening of the problems arising from the lack of response to central issues regarding the lives of the workers and people.

The general wage increase is a national emergency

This remarkable mobilization happens because the workers, who produce wealth (they are the ones who create wealth, they are the ones who make society work, the economy work) are then confronted with this brutal injustice: economic groups increasingly concentrating more profits (even in a scandalous way), and as for the workers, they are left with crumbs. This cannot be.

Here are many thousands, it is a lot of strength to demand the fulfilment of April

On the 25th. of April, tens of thousands of people took part in the popular parade in Lisbon that commemorated the 49th. anniversary of the April Revolution, as was the case in many other initiatives carried out all over the country. Statement by Paulo Raimundo, General Secretary of the PCP, in the popular commemorative parade of the 25th. of April

25th. of April: we celebrate this liberating act that put an end to the long fascist night of 48 years of deprivation, illiteracy, prisons, torture, death, colonialism, war

Here we are celebrating the Revolution, a few days away from the 49th. anniversary of this great event of our history. We celebrate this liberating act that put an end to the long fascist night of 48 years of deprivation illiteracy, prisons, torture, death, colonialism, war. A fascist regime, aligned with fascism at the international level, a regime to which imperialism always gave a helping hand, and it was through this hand that Portugal became a founding member of NATO.

Communiqué of the PCP Central Committee - April 2, 2023

The Central Committee of the PCP, meeting on April 2, assessed the national and international situation, the struggle of the workers, the communities and the peoples, examined the work ahead and assessed the activity which was decided at the PCP National Conference “Take the initiative, strengthen the party, respond to new demands”, indicating lines for immediate work.

A great day of workers’ struggle

It is a great day of struggle, with a mobilisation that everybody can witness. But perhaps the most decisive question is how all these people are here, with many problems, with many difficulties, but with a determination to want to solve problems, with all this strength. And therefore, I can say that it is a great joy, it is a great day of workers’ struggle. The reasons are many and they are fair, like the rising cost of living, low wages, pressure and difficulties regarding housing. This has to be solved. It can't go on like this.

PCP demands that the US remove Cuba from the illegitimate «list of countries sponsoring terrorism»

The PCP repudiates the US Administration’s provocative decision to keep Cuba on the arbitrary “list of countries sponsoring terrorism”, going against Biden’s promises to reverse this unacceptable measure that was enacted by the Trump Administration days before the end of its term.

«Only a great conviction about the justice of these demands is what makes all these people gather in this way»

I am here to express solidarity with the struggle of the teachers, just as I have been in other actions, just as several leaders of my Party have been in all districts of our country, and because the struggle of the teachers is just, their claims, indeed, as can be seen in this formidable mobilisation that is taking place. What matters are the just claims of the teachers, the valorisation of their career, the respect they deserve. This is what is at stake today. In fact, it is at stake very strongly, as witnessed here in the streets.

«A momentous day of struggle by those who work in Portugal»

We are witnessing a great day of workers' struggle, a day of outrage, protest and struggle. A very significant set of actions, strikes, stoppages, with expression on the streets, as you can see here, with all this determination, in a struggle that is amply justified. A struggle for wages, a struggle against the rising cost of living. A struggle for price regulation, against precariousness. In the end, a struggle for the rights of those who produce our country's wealth. The people who are here deserve a better life, a decent life which is something they don't have.

PCP starts campaign «More strength to the workers»

With more than fifty initiatives, the PCP starts tomorrow, February 2, the action “More strength to the workers”, which will be carried out with the workers in companies and workplaces all over the country, until the end of May. An initiative, involving contact actions, propaganda, distribution of documents, meetings, testimonials, which aims to denounce the problems faced by the workers and which seeks to affirm the importance of work and workers, promoting the valorisation of their wages, working times, employment relationships, rights and working conditions.