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More travel chaos as Portuguese airport workers propose August strikes

More travel chaos as Portuguese airport workers propose August strikes
Unions accuse manager of Portugal’s biggest airports of failing to increase wages and provide better working conditions

In more bad news for travel chaos, ポルトガル語 civil aviation workers have threatened to go on a three-day strike in late August in a dispute over pay and better 労働条件.

The strike is set to take place from 19 8月から 21 8月, which is set to be an unusually busy summer weekend for トラベル, the Portugal’s Civil Aviation Workers’ Union (SINTAC) and the Commercial Aviation Staff Union (SQAC) said in a joint statement.

The unions have accused ANAthe airport conglomerate that manages 10 airports in Portugal including in Lisbon, Porto and Faroand French group Vinci, which controls ANA, of not paying workers decent wages, despite making multi-million euro net profits.

They have also demanded that ANA and Vinci adopt “urgent” measures to ensure workers feel safe while doing their jobs.

声明の中で, ANA said it regretted the unions’ decision to strike, as salaries were reviewed in April and bonuses were given to workers.

“ANA will continue to promote dialogue with social partners and will continue the ongoing negotiation,” the airport operator said.

The unions represent cabin crew as well as ground handling services and other companies related to the aviation sector.

The proposal is the latest in a series of walkouts at a time Europe’s transport sector continues to struggle handling a return to travel after the Covid lockdowns and the increased demand in travel.

Spanish airline workers have also threatened Ryanair with industrial action this month, also demanding higher pay and better working conditions.

その間, UK holidaymakers have been hit by a series of rail strikes during the summer holidays, some at weekend that are typically popular for staycations in the country.

昨日, British Airways stopped selling short-haul flights from Heathrow airport for at least a week due to a cap on daily passenger numbers imposed over the summer.