i) Reinstatement of public holidays – Law no. 8/2016, of April 1, has reinstated, effective as of this year, the following public holidays: Corpus Christi (movable), Implantation of the Republic (October 5), All Saints’ Day (November 1) and Restoration of Independence (December 1). All four indicated holidays had been suppressed (or suspended) from the 2013 working calendar in the context of the austerity measures approved the year before.
ii) Retirement age – Ordinance no. 67/2016, of April 1, sets the retirement age in 2017 at 66 years and 3 months.