Source:Governo de Portugal (Lisboa)
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017
The Portuguese Government's amendments to the Labour Code to increase competitivity, in part by cancelling 4 annual non-working public holidays, takes effect today.
Last spring (2012-05-09), and after much hesitation and debate (2011-10-15, 2011-07-03, 2011-12-01, 2012-01-18, 2012-03-12 and 2011-11-14), a quadripartite agreement was reached to cancel the following annual Portuguese non-working public holidays: Corpo de Deus (Corpus Cristi), Implantação da República (October 5), Todos os Santos (November 1), and Restauração da independência (December 1st).
These will be canceled for 5 years (2013-2017) and at the end of that period the issue will be revisited ("A suspensão de quatro feriados, concretizada esta terça-feira, com o anúncio do acordo entre o Governo português e a Santa Sé, será reavaliada ao fim de cinco anos").
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Portugal Public Holidays Changes Take Effect" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.