Don’t forget: tomorrow there is a Metro de Lisboa strike. Service only resumes near 10 am

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The Metropolitano de Lisboa workers will be on strike this Thursday, between 5 and 9:30 am, due to the lack of understanding with the administration in the negotiation process about the company agreement, announced FECTRANS. Due to the specificity of their schedules, the workshop workers will start the partial strike period at 02:30.

“If nothing is done until this Thursday, although the company has committed to try to make an increased effort until that date, if nothing is done, yes, the strike will continue and on that day the Metropolitano will only open its doors close to 10 am,” said Sara Gligó, from the Federation of Transport and Communications Unions (FECTRANS), in statements to pP news .

“For now, the strike is still on, and we don’t even have any minimum service decreed for the circulation of trains,” said the union member.

This will be the first stoppage with an impact on the circulation of trains and the first since the agreement reached in November 2022 between unions and the company’s management.

“The company announced some of the measures that were authorized by the supervising authority, therefore, the possibility of the opening of the career regulation and that intermediate increase that the Government had already announced of 1% in the salary mass for the workers”, underlined the responsible.

The unions representing the workers have already given two other strike notices, one for May 23 and another for May 30, which will also be partial, for the same periods and in the same way as the strike called for this Thursday, and “the demands are the same.

“We always hope that the company has the capacity to achieve the workers’ demands, therefore, we will analyze at each moment all the proposals that are made and we will decide according to the workers’ decision”, Sara Gligó said.

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