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Airport security workers threaten more strike action this weekend

in News · 22-06-2017 12:36:00 · 1 Comments

Employees of private security companies, Securitas and Prosecur, who are employed at national airports to carry out security checks, have once again pledged to strike this weekend, demanding better working conditions.

Action was confirmed by airport workers’ union SITAVA, whose spokesperson, Armando Costa, said the “48 consecutive hour” strike will be started at all national airports, including in the Azores and Madeira, and that “a pre-warning of strike action has already been submitted.”
Industrial action by Prosegur and Securitas workers, who ensure security at Portugal’s airports, is to demand “Collective bargaining”, “better working conditions” and “a career with dignity.”
SITAVA said it laments that, in a context of “exponential passenger growth”, which translates into “increased profits for [airport management company] Vinci, Prosegur and Securitas, as well as an increase in revenue from passenger fees”, those companies “take advantage of workers”, a situation that the union describes as
“unacceptable.”
“There are those who are making a lot of money with the growth of passengers at national airports, but it is not the workers who watch over the safety of passengers, who are in an increasingly precarious situation and live in an increasingly difficult context”, said SITAVA, guaranteeing it would do “everything it can” to avoid security at national airports being compromised.
In May, SITAVA had issued another notice of strike on all overtime work between 3 June and 1 October after an “unsatisfactory” meeting with TAP to discuss a proposal delivered in December concerning a salary review for 2017.

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Edition 1442
23 September 2017
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