The Faro Local Unit of the Labor Conditions Authority (ACT) has carried out inspections in the Algarve since the beginning of the year, resulting in 19 news reports and two work suspensions.
According to the ACT, since January 15 inspections were carried out, covering 105 employers in the commerce, catering and similar sectors, construction, quarries, shipbuilding and agriculture, comprising a total of 471 workers.
The actions were carried out in articulation with different inspections and police authorities of the region, namely SEF, ASAE, Maritime Police, GNR, AT and Social Security.
The aim of these operations is to prevent recourse to unlawful hiring practices by combating undeclared and irregular work and to improve working conditions in the workplace, in particular by ensuring compliance with safety and health standards at work ( SST).
From January to May of this year, 43 inspection proceedings were opened and 19 news items were opened, in the fields of working time organization, work accident insurance and lack of mandatory communications.
According to the ACT, two work suspensions were made "due to a serious risk to the physical integrity of the workers".
A total of 150 notifications were made with a deadline for correcting irregularities, of which 144 are of the SST domain.
"The ACT will monitor all the irregular situations detected in order to effectively promote the improvement of working conditions," concludes the institution, in a statement.