The Secretary of State for Employment, Miguel Cabrita, announced that the Government had to suspend the mediation process it had accepted after the union's request for hazardous materials, because the association of the sector bosses refuses to sit at the table while there is strike.
The Secretary of State said today that the mediation process to stem the labor conflict between the dangerous goods union and Antram "is not viable." "The process of mediation only advances when it is viable" and "depends on the will of the parties," said the minister, at a press conference in Lisbon.
Earlier, Miguel Cabrita had said that the Government would appoint a mediator to try to end the conflict between Antram and the National Union of Hazardous Drivers (SNMMP). This afternoon SNMMP called on the Government to mediate to reach an agreement to end the strike.
“The government triggered the mediation mechanism, we appointed a DGERT technician [Direcção-Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho] As a mediator, we contacted Antram and Antram responded that a mediation process was not viable while the strike lasted, ”explained the governor.
“It is clear to us, perhaps unsurprisingly, given the positions of the past few days, that it is not feasible to start the mediation process with the possibility of viability and conditions of success,” so “the mediation process ends as there are no conditions viability, ”he added.