A strike by Portway workers called by the National Union of Civil Aviation Workers (SINTAC) for the 26th, 27th and 28th of August could cause “embarrassment at national airports”, warns the ground handling company of the ANA group. In the past, stoppages by handling companies have caused delays and flight cancellations.
“Given the impact that the strike may have on airport operations, travellers are advised to confirm their flights with the airlines, before heading to airports”, says a statement from Portway.
The strike called by SINTAC covers the airports of Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Funchal and starts at 0:00 on the 26th of August and ends at midnight on the 28th”.
Portway, on the other hand, considers that “the call for this strike is an irresponsible act because the reasons for calling it do not correspond to reality, it compromises the recovery of the sector and the national economy in a period of intense aviation and tourism activity and certainly affects the capacity of the company to translate the long-awaited financial recovery into better conditions for workers”.
The minimum services decreed by the Government determine that “for each day of the strike, Portway workers must ensure the minimum ground handling services for a daily flight Lisbon/Funchal and Funchal/Lisbon and a daily flight Porto/Funchal and Funchal/Porto."