Portugal -TAP Portugal workers against privatisation -January 02, 2015

TAP Portugal - Poor working conditions, and the government privatisation plans were cited by trade union representatives as the reasons for the strikes. The TAP management stated the day before the strike that the strike was averted.

The 12 trade unions representing the workers at TAP Air Portugal had announced a four-day general strike over the festive period, between Christmas and New Year. Poor working conditions, and the government privatisation plans were cited by trade union representatives as the reasons for the strikes. TAP employs over 12,000 workers. Representatives of the national union of civil aviation workers (SNPVAC) submitted a petition to the parliament opposing the privatisation of the state run flag carrier and demanding a national referendum on the matter. The TAP management stated the day before the strike that the strike was averted.

English: http://portuguese-american-journal.com/travel-alert-tap-air-portugal ...


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