For the leader of the Left Block, Ryanair does not provide any fundamental or strategic public service to the country. For this reason, argues Catarina Martins, the Government must end the minimum services it has decreed for the strike that runs until Sunday.
The left block leader, Catarina Martins, defended this Thursday, August 22, that the Government put an end to the minimum services that it decreed for the Ryanair strike, consider for the country”.
“The government must end the minimum services” of the Ryanair strike, said Catarina Martins, who was speaking to reporters after meeting with the National Civil Aviation Flight Personnel Union (SNPVAC) about the ongoing strike.
Last week, the government enacted minimum services for the Ryanair strike, which include securing some 100% links (such as Lisbon-Paris or Porto-Cologne). It was the first time the government had set minimum services in a Ryanair shutdown called by SNPVAC, a trade union source confirmed.
“Ryanair does not provide any fundamental or strategic public service for the country. It has struck before without minimum services and it has been found that in Portugal it does not comply with labor law. first time and is further weakening these workers, “said Catarina Martins.
SNPVAC accuses the low-cost airline of not paying workers’ holiday and Christmas allowance and of not granting the number of vacation days provided by law, among other issues.
“This strike is very important for the country: a multinational cannot believe that it arrives and does not comply, that Portugal becomes the republic of bananas. We have to be a country that complies with its legislation and that companies can operate here but have to comply with the law, “defended the blocker, adding that the law provides for fines, sanctions and even the ban on operation in Portugal in these cases.
Asked about possible minimum services for the new strike of drivers of hazardous materials, a hypothesis that the Government, for the moment, does not excludeCatarina Martins said only that common sense is necessary between the two parties and that negotiations take place without any pre-defined conditions.
Minimal services in line with the previous sector say Government
At the press conference following the Council of Ministers, Secretary of State for Employment Miguel Cabrita argued that the minimum services enacted by the Government for the Ryanair strike “.
The governor responded to the news of Business, which says this was the first time the government had set minimum services in a Ryanair strike.
“What we find is that when strikes go on for several days, as is the case with this Ryanair strike, and when they take place at a time of year that is very marked from the point of view of travel and use of the means of transport what has been verified is that minimum services are decreed, “he said.