CP and railway union reach agreement and strike is called off

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CP and the Railway Union of Itinerant Commercial Review (SFRCI) signed an agreement today, which establishes that the union accepts the conditions of retribution negotiated with the other structures, and the strike of these workers is called off.

“CP informs that it has reached an agreement with SFRCI. The agreement was formalized with the signature of both parties today at 18:00,” the company said in a statement.

According to the same note, the SFRCI accepts the conditions of remuneration, which had been agreed with the other union structures.

For its part, CP reiterates that it is committed to treating all workers fairly, as well as to analyzing, in the coming months, “other relevant matters signaled by the parties”.

If any measures are applied in this context, “these will be transversal to the entire company”, CP assured.

In view of this agreement, the union immediately called off the strike and agreed to focus on dialogue to resolve future disputes.

“CP is pleased to note this positive outcome and acknowledges the openness to dialogue shown by SFRCI,” it concluded.

CP ticket office workers began a partial strike on June 5 to protest the “lack of equity” in wages at CP.

Subsequently, they decided to extend this strike, now called off, until August 6, to cover the period during which World Youth Day is taking place in Lisbon.

This afternoon, Infrastructure Minister Joao Galamba had expressed optimism that an agreement between the two parties would be signed.

Asked about news reports indicating that his ministry had already reached an agreement with SFRCI, lacking only the endorsement of Finance for it to be closed, João Galamba did not confirm them, stating that negotiations are ongoing.

“I do not confirm that news at all. I do confirm that we are in talks, as we have always been with all the unions, and specifically (the SFRI is), at the moment, the last one with which we have yet to reach an agreement, but we continue to believe and (are) optimistic that it is possible to reach an agreement and avoid maintaining a strike “, said Galamba at the time.

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