National Issues

Persistence and determination to find concrete solutions for the workers and people

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Persistence and determination to find concrete solutions for the workers and people

The PCP intervened in the debate on this Budget denouncing the profound shortcomings and limitations of the proposal that the Government presented more than a month ago. As we stressed from the beginning, both the Budget Proposal and the Government's options, which lie beyond the Budget, do not respond to the needs of the country. But we have also always said that, given the seriousness of the national situation, we would not give up fighting the battle to the end to find solutions.

On the evaluation and final vote on the State Budget for 2021

Statement by João Oliveira, Member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the PCP

On the evaluation and final vote on the State Budget for 2021

The path of analysis and intervention that the PCP has had on the State Budget is public knowledge. As we have emphasised from the beginning, both the Budget Proposal and the Government's options that go beyond the Budget do not correspond to the demands facing the country.

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On the start of voting on the specialty of the 2021 State Budget proposal

Statement by João Oliveira, President of the Parliamentary Group and member of the Political Committee of the Central Committee

On the start of voting on the specialty of the 2021 State Budget proposal

The vote on the specialty of the State Budget proposal for next year starts this afternoon. We are all aware of the situation we are experiencing.

The situation is indeed exceptional and needs an exceptional response. It was in this sense that the PCP presented more than 300 proposals covering practically all areas of national life.

Problems that are already present and that are likely to be heightened must have a serious answer. There are options that the Government has to make. In and outside the Budget, otherwise the way is open for the situation to worsen.

What is the rationale of seeking to guarantee health by instilling fear and insecurity in people?

Speech by , Debate on the request for authorization to renew the state of emergency

What is the rationale of seeking to guarantee health by instilling fear and insecurity in people?

It is necessary to relieve the pressure that is placed on the NHS, avoid its rupture and create conditions to provide for the other health care situations. The restrictive measures that have been imposed under the state of emergency do not allow the necessary stopping of the epidemic and are simultaneously throwing the country into an unsustainable economic and social situation.

We said fifteen days ago that the declaration of a State of Emergency should be rejected.

What is needed is to defend and strengthen the NHS and combat the plunder of the NHS by private groups

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Lisboa, Action “In defence of the National Health Service against the plunder by private groups” privados»

What is needed is to defend and strengthen the NHS and combat the plunder of the NHS by private groups

The holding of this initiative, and of three dozen more that are taking place from North to South of the country, is the culmination of the national action promoted by the PCP, which began about a month ago with the motto - fight COVID, recover backlogs, guarantee access to healthcare - which aims to draw attention to the health situation and, fundamentally, to denounce the campaign that is underway against the National Health Service, by the economic groups in the business of disease.

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Demonstration by the Common Front of Public Administration Trade Unions  Common Front in struggle

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Demonstration by the Common Front of Public Administration Trade Unions Common Front in struggle

Public administration workers exercised the right to demonstrate and protest taking into account the situation in which they live.

This action on raising wages, reinforcing rights and strengthening public services, namely Healthcare and Education, deserves to be valued and we are here to show our solidarity with these workers who have not seen a penny of increase for ten years.

The struggle is always necessary, because it and the strength that emanates from it that determines the evolution of events

Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary, Faro, Session “Álvaro Cunhal and the PCP”

The struggle is always necessary, because it and the strength that emanates from it that determines the evolution of events

First of all, I would like to thank you for your presence at this Public Session evoking the 107th. anniversary of the birth of Álvaro Cunhal, which, in this period of commemoration of the centennial of the Portuguese Communist Party, we decided to hold under the motto “Álvaro Cunhal and the PCP” and with it honour this central figure and major reference of our contemporary history.

Campaign against the “Avante!” Festival - They went as far as dishonesty allowed

by Jorge Cordeiro, Member of the Political Commission and Secretariat of the CC

Campaign against the “Avante!” Festival - They went as far as dishonesty allowed

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The holding of the “Avante!” Festival was the pretext for a gigantic reactionary operation that aimed to attack the PCP and above all to pave the way for limiting the exercise of the rights and freedoms of the workers and people, namely the right to resist the liquidation of their rights, as was seen with the campaign against May Day.