Portugal -Union focuses on urgent staff shortages -November 11, 2011

The SINTAP public service trade union met with the Secretary of State for Social Security by the end of October as to discuss the major staff shortages affecting the department. A wide range of posts are currently unfilled. A report of the latest situation is due to be finished by the end of November and will be discussed with the union at the beginning of December. Despite the difficult circumstances the union believes there is scope for negotiation, highlighting in particular to address problems with the pay and career structure.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/446

Portuguese: http://www.sintap.pt/


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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