Portugal: Strikes looming with walkouts threatened at ten airports in August

Travellers to Portugal could face chaos and cancellations as workers at ten of the country’s airports threaten to strike.

Civil aviation workers from two Portuguese unions plan to walk out from August 19 to August 21.

If it goes ahead, the disruption will impact all airports controlled by ANA – the country’s largest conglomerate operator – including Lisbon, Porto, and Faro.

In a joint statement, the Portugal’s Civil Aviation Workers’ Union (SINTAC) and the Commercial Aviation Staff Union (SQAC) have demanded wage increases for workers.

“Only by doing this (strike) we will be able to achieve what the company has been lacking for a long time: social stability, respect for workers’ rights and,

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