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Country’s freight train drivers striking later this month

in News · 05-04-2018 14:27:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese freight train drivers are to strike between midday on 16 April to midday on 17 April to demand social and labour rights and greater safety.

The train drivers want rules and regulations to be complied with and standardised across the board, and for the infrastructure’s manager to make sure that trains run safely by using temporary warnings and signs. 
The train drivers’ union also demands an end to hiring retired train drivers to provide services to the freight companies.
The action comes after a strike staged by employees of Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP), the state-owned company that oversees Portugal’s key transport infrastructure, brought the rail service to a halt on Monday.
Over 300 services were cancelled on Monday out of a total of 842 due to the action; aggravated by the fact that a court ruled no skeleton service or alternative transport services were required for passengers.  

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Edition 1484
21 July 2018
Edition: 1484

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