Portugal -Lisbon bus drivers on strike -May 14, 2015

Only 151 of the scheduled 491 buses on road as Carris bus drivers on strike over its planned privatisation.

Drivers of the publicly owned bus company Carris went on strike over its planned privatisation. With nearly 80% of drivers participating in the strike and only minimum services being guaranteed, media report a mere 151 of the scheduled 491 buses were in operation. The drivers are protesting against the privatisation of the company, which is currently under way in an attempt to address the state’s deficit.

English: http://www.laprensasa.com/309_america-in-english/3103284_lisbon-strike …  

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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