The General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP) considers that the Government has taken "a new step in the climb against the right to strike" by issuing the civil request for the drivers strike, which began this Monday. The trade union central says the measure does not help solve the existing problem and also estimates the parties to request changes to the law of strike.
“CGTP-IN expresses its opposition to this measure [requisição civil]not only because it does not help solve the existing problem, but it encourages the right-wing parties and the great employer to call for a change in the strike law to accentuate exploitation and inequalities and to condition the workers' struggle to improve their conditions. life and work, ”says CGTP, in a statement sent to newsrooms.
The trade union central considers that the Government, by decreeing the civil requisition, "took a new step in the climb against the right to strike" and argues that the current situation calls for "less media exposure and more social responsibility" from the parties involved, to that respects and values the rights of workers in the sector.
For intersindical, the Government “became an accomplice to employers by allowing several companies to repeatedly violate workers' rights in the absence of ACT [Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho] to ensure the application of the value-added content of the collective agreement concluded by Fectrans for goods workers ”.
Fectrans – Federation of Transport and Communications Unions, affiliated with CGTP, has not joined the strike and is continuing negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement with the National Association of Public Road Transport (Antram).
The strike was called by the National Hazardous Material Drivers Union (SNMMP) and the Independent Freight Drivers Union (SIMM), with the Northern Road and Urban Transport Workers Union (STRUN) joining the strike. evening.
The government advanced on Monday with a civil request to minimize the effects of the strike by drivers of hazardous materials, after the Prime Minister, António Costa, was meeting with the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. At issue was the fact that the minimum services enacted were not being fulfilled.