TAP will buy equipment from SPdH / Groundforce for 7.5 million euros, which will enable the payment of overdue wages and taxes to be released, with the handling company paying the airline for the rental of this material.
“We were meeting with the minister [das Infraestruturas, Pedro Nuno Santos] this morning, which conveyed to us that there would be a proposal by TAP to purchase material for 7.5 million [de euros], which would later be leased to Groundforce ”, said to the agency Lusa João Alves, of the Workers Commission (CT) of the‘ handling ’(airport assistance) company.
As he said, it is “a very common practice in the aviation world”.
Official source for Pasogal, the majority shareholder of Groundforce, announced today that Groundfore and TAP reached an understanding today that provisionally unlocks the impasse in the company and allows them to pay wages to 2,400 workers.
“The agreement reached pleases Groundforce, not least because it is very similar to what the company proposed from the beginning. Groundforce is, of course, pleased that it was possible to find a solution that would allow workers to pay their wages and put an end to the anguish of 2,400 families ”, reads a statement sent by Alfredo Casimiro's company, majority shareholder of Groundforce.
Pasogal, the majority shareholder of the handling company (airport assistance) also said that “the urgency is resolved”, “it will continue to commit its best efforts, certainly with the support of the shareholders Pasogal and TAP, in order to resolve the issue. background ”.