EDP workers criticize company’s stance and threaten to escalate protests

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EDP workers are criticizing the company’s stance in negotiations, threatening to escalate protests and maintain the strike that is ongoing until the end of the month, according to the National Union of Industry and Energy (Sindel).

Speaking to Lusa, Rui Miranda, general secretary of the union, said that at a meeting that took place today, in which EDP CEO Miguel Stilwell d’Andrade took part via videoconference, the manager “continues to say that he is open to dialog, but that the process is closed”.

“How is he open to dialogue if the process is completely closed?” he asked.

The trade unionist said that although there are workers who have received 3% increases, “there is a very large group of senior managers who have had nothing for a few years now”, noting that “these workers are also angry”.

The unions will now meet to find out what measures to take, with Rui Miranda guaranteeing that they will maintain the strike that has been scheduled until the end of this month.

“We’re going to carry on, perhaps escalating the struggles,” he said.

EDP workers have been on strike since December 1 and gathered in Lisbon on April 10 near the company’s shareholders’ meeting to show their discontent with the group and demand better working conditions.

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