The Independent Freight Drivers Union (SIMM) is uncompromising in giving in to negotiations with ANTRAM, the industry's employer association, but has ways to find an understanding.
SIMM Vice President Pedro Pardal Henriques, in an interview with “Expresso”, published this Saturday, said that “there are ways to reach a consensus”, such as the conclusion of a six-year collective labor agreement that stipulates a annual increase of 50 euros for drivers from 2021.
The union leader explains that this way "all won". Drivers would have had higher salaries by 2025 and ANTRAM would not be constrained by requests for increases from industry professionals.
Pedro Pardal Henriques also said that in the forthcoming strike on August 12, the supply of health, civil protection, security forces and feed distribution will be 100% guaranteed.
This Saturday, in an open letter to which the Economic Journal had access, SIMM appealed to the President of the Republic, asking the Head of State to "call on those who have the capacity to resolve this dispute and demand the settlement of this conflict."
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