Portuguese teachers’ pay row defused by opposition parties

FILE PHOTO: Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa addresses the nation from Sao Bento Palace, in Lisbon, Portugal, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s main conservative opposition parties would approve retroactive pay rises for teachers only if public finances can sustain them, they said on Sunday, reducing the chances of the Socialist government resigning over the issue. Prime Minister Antonio Costa had threatened to resign if such increases are approved in a full parliamentary vote […]

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