Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers’ pay hike

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By Sergio Goncalves and Catarina Demony

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a preliminary parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by raising teachers’ salaries retroactively.

Late on Thursday, a broad alliance of lawmakers sitting on a parliamentary committee voted to grant teachers salary increases held back over several years since 2005.

A key concern by the government is that paying such retroactive salary hikes to...


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Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers’ pay hike


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