Planned strikes cast shadow over pope’s Portugal visit next month | Reuters

“Portuguese teachers, railway workers, police officers and garbage collectors are planning protests and strikes during a visit by Pope Francis next month in an effort to force the government to raise wages and improve their working conditions,” Reuters writes.

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