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Portugal: Cabin crew union to stage week-long strike at TAP from 25 January


The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) is to go ahead with plans to give notice of a seven-day strike by cabin crew at Portugal’s national flag carrier, TAP, from 25 to 31 January, it said to a note sent to members.

This was, the chair of the union’s general assembly (GA) said in the note, “in compliance with the decision taken at the emergency general meeting on 6 December, point 2” that it sid defined the “scheduling of a minimum of five days of strike to be carried out by 31 January, on dates defined by the management and communicated to associates 24 hours before the notice of the strike comes in” an the action would take the form of “7 days of strike, corresponding to the 25th to the 31st of January, inclusive.

“I appeal, from now on, for everyone’s adherence so that, once again, we can make fully clear to the company … the discontent regarding the matters addressed and deliberated at the GA on November 3, which constitute our legitimate claims,” the statement adds.

The union’s general assembly rejected the TAP management’s offer on 29 December, and resolved to stage a strike of at least five days by end-January, a union source told Lusa at the time. The offer was rejected by 615 votes against, six in favour and one abstention.

The same union staged a strike at TAP on 8 and 9 of December that forced the airline to cancel 360 flights, at an estimated cost of €8 million.

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