May 3, 2019 / 12:38 PM / 3 months ago

Portugal PM to address nation on teachers' pay

LISBON, May 3 (Reuters) - Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa will address the nation later on Friday after parliament voted in favour of granting teachers salary increases held back over several years since 2005, a government spokesman said. Costa was due to meet President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at 1400 GMT and would then deliver a televised address from his residence, the spokesman said, without giving further detail.

Such a payout could undermine efforts to balance the budget and some analysts say could lead to a political crisis.

Reporting By Sergio Goncalves, writing by Andrei Khalip

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