This will be the 14th strike that RL drivers have carried out since July last year, with the last strike taking place on June 1, when a strike notice was also presented regarding to overtime during the month of June.

Speaking to Lusa agency, João Casimiro, from SITRL, explained that the workers’ claims are related to the reasons for the latest stoppages, that is, a salary increase to 750 euros, in order to “compensate for the rise in the minimum wage”.

Currently, Rodoviária de Lisboa, a road passenger transport company, operates in the municipalities of Lisbon, Loures, Odivelas and Vila Franca de Xira, all in the Lisbon district, serving around 400,000 inhabitants.