"The State has to distance itself from this, as soon as possible. There is no fix for TAP, and much less it has no respect for Portuguese taxpayers. It is painful to see this", he wrote on Twitter.
It should be noted that TAP crew will go ahead with a strike on the 8th and 9th of December, which was decided at a general meeting of the National Civil Aviation Flight Personnel Union (SNPVAC).
The crew's union justifies the strike notice with the "systematic violations" of the Company Agreement in force and the Temporary Emergency Agreement.
To this are added the "lack of respect that TAP has shown towards the crew" and the "more than questionable management decisions that end up having a direct and indirect impact" on the lives of these workers.
It should be TaP customers who should be on strike. TaP should have been gone the way of other national carriers and have been liquidated, the overpaid staff put out to pasture and billions of tax-payer money saved. The routes would have been picked up by more efficient carriers.
By Peter Kirby Higgs from Lisbon on 06 Nov 2022, 08:40