Portugal -Groundforce workers announce actions -August 21, 2015

The trade union representing Groundforce’s workers announced new strikes. It said the action could involve employees and human resource companies that work for it. The strike action is being staged in protest to the use of temporary workers, work hours and salaries. Groundforce provides services to over 150 airline companies at the airports in Lisbon, Porto, Funchal and Porto Santo. Earlier on ground handling baggage workers had organised a five-hour strike at Lisbon Portela airport on 31 July. The handlers protested against the privatisation in the sector and demanded a pay raise. The baggage handlers have not received any pay raise since 2008.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/groundforce-handlers-strike …

http://portuguese-american-journal.com/travel-alert-portuguese-baggage-handlers …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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