António Costa reacted on Wednesday night, via Twitter, to the “historic” agreement reached between Fectrans and Antram.
The prime minister said that "in this case, common sense and dialogue prevailed", emphasizing that "respect for workers' rights and corporate interests was reconciled, making it possible to negotiate without confrontation."
The executive leader has not failed to challenge SIMM and SNMMP, hoping that this agreement "will be an example followed by others".
I warmly welcome the agreement reached between the @fectrans and ANTRAM. In this case common sense and dialogue prevailed. Respect for workers' rights and the interests of companies has been reconciled, making it possible to negotiate without confrontation. Let it be an example followed by others.
– Antonio Costa (@antoniocostapm) August 14, 2019
Following today's lengthy meeting between ANTRAM – Association of Public Road Hauliers and Fectrans, a trade union federation affiliated with CGTP, took another step towards agreement between the two parties.
At the end of the meeting that took place today, as Jornal Económico advanced firsthand, both André Matias de Almeida, representative of ANTRAM, and José Manuel Oliveira, coordinator of Fectrans, were in tune.
“We have come to a historical document that now needs governmental monitoring,” said André Matias de Almeida.
The representative of ANTRAM said that "we were able to build this understanding after some bridges of understanding."
In turn, José Manuel Oliveira that “we have evolved in a set of subjects”.
"There are things we can only mention after the document has been worked out," said the Fectrans coordinator.