The Union of Employees of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SINSEF), which includes employees with non-police functions, has delivered the strike notice for April 5th and 6th.
The SEF Research and Inspection Career Union (SCIF/SEF) also issued a notice for a strike between the 6th and 10th of April, coinciding with the Easter period, which could cause disturbances at airports, as experienced at Faro airport recently.
At issue is the integration of workers from SEF into the Judiciary Police, the Institute of Registries and Notaries (IRN) and the future Portuguese Agency for Migration and Asylum (APMA) within the scope of the restructuring process.
The union structures are against the way in which the Government intends to transfer workers, considering the union of inspectors that the draft decree-law that regulates the transfer of inspectors from the SEF to the PJ does not guarantee the principle “equal work, equal salary”.
In advance notice of the strike, the union representing SEF administrative employees regrets “the time that has elapsed since the beginning of this merger process” and that these workers “continue with an uncertain future”.
The president of SINSEF, Artur Girão, told Lusa that the two-day stoppage is related to the way in which “the transfer process is taking place” and the “lack of dignified career”.
Which group of people are satisfied in the present situation (including the ruling party politicians though they don't reveal their dissatisfaction)?
By suresh kumar jakka from Other on 29 Mar 2023, 22:24
For such a small and internationally acclaimed country I've never seen so many strikes in such a short amount of time; planes, trains hospital workers, teachers, police and I'm certain several more. It is not a good statement or look for the country that cannot compromise on fair wages and organization; hope you guys can "get it together like the futbol team!"
By Wes from USA on 30 Mar 2023, 00:06
This will have a very negative impact on tourism; Portugal needs to realise that there are plenty of choices and 4 hour queues at the airport are a huge embarrassment, and unacceptable. The automatic gates need to be opened to British visitors..
By Rick Medlock from Algarve on 30 Mar 2023, 10:41
SEF to go on strike? No-one will notice as they never do anything anyway!
By Billy Bissett from Porto on 31 Mar 2023, 16:22