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Portugal's highest court dismisses Gov't job cut policy

Published:Friday | August 30, 2013 | 9:55 AM

Portugal's highest court has ruled that the Government's plan to make it easier to sack public servants is unconstitutional.



The court says the measures contravene state job safety guarantees.



It is a set-back for Portugal's policy of reducing government spending in the wake of an international bailout.



Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho wants to cut 30,000 public jobs from a pool of 500,000 saving $4.7 billion by the end of next year.



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