Sintac reported that “Portway complied with the agreements reached as a result of the strike last year, proceeding to pay 100% of vacations.”
The National Union of Civil Aviation Workers (Sintac) announced this Thursday that Portway complied with the agreements reached after the strike carried out in August 2022, paying 100% of vacations, with retroactive payments.
“Today, May 25, 2023, thanks to the fight unleashed by Sintac, Portway complied with the agreements reached as a result of the strike last yearProceeding to pay vacations at 100%, including retroactive vacations made between November 2019 and March 2023,” says the union, in a statement.
This was one of the claims that led to the strike in August 2022, which resulted in the cancellation of dozens of flights, says Sintac.
“With the judicial decision now final and unappealable, turns out we were absolutely right and that, on the other hand, the form of negotiation must always have priority”, stresses the union.
Sintac hopes that this result, as well as the salary agreement reached in December and the ongoing negotiations on the new Portway Company Agreement “mark a new stage in the social dialogue”.
The port workers carried out a three-day strike in August 2022 at the airports of Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Madeira, called by Sintac, which caused the cancellation of 230 flights, according to data provided at the time by the union.
In addition to paying 100% of vacations, Sintac demanded salary increases and accused Portway of promoting a “climate of psychological terror, where threats and disciplinary processes proliferate, generating unprecedented social instability in the company’s history.”