Issue 26 | March 2013
In Portugal, nearly all public and private sector employees receive an extra month’s salary in the summer and Christmas holidays. This is called subsídio. One of the first measures the government took when the economic crisis began to bite was to do away with these extra payments.
In the run-up to Christmas, when no-one would be getting a bonus this year, RFM Radio thought they would try to give people some glimmer of hope. They brought back the subsídio.