Portugal - Wages too low in Algarve hotels - February 28, 2018

Despite higher occupancy and higher room rates the hotel workers’ trade union warned about low pay in the sector, saying that about 60% of hotel staff and 80% of catering workers are struggling by on the minimum wage. The Association of Hoteliers of Portugal (AHP) and the Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP) claim that the workers are earning more. The hotel workers’ trade union wants to reopen the process of wage negotiations for the sector that have been on the lock since 2009.  

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