The work stoppage lasted until Tuesday. The union is challenging the proposed occupational regulations and is demanding a salary increase and compliance with company agreements.
The company stated that the strike of CP-Comboios de Portugal ticket office staff and inspectors suspended 65% of the planned trains until 12:00, while the union stated that the members are almost all.
“CP-Comboios de Portugal notified that between 00:00 and 12:00 on June 6, about 35% of the 309 trains scheduled during this period were in circulation, and there were 107 trains in total.” Said when communicating with the company.
The minimum service volume during this period refers to the circulation of 63 trains, all of which have been implemented, and an additional 44 trains have been added.
According to the figures proposed by CP, Lisbon plans to run 130 city trains, of which 90 are suppressed, while Porto 61 trains are dispatched and 22 trains are implemented.
As far as regional and inter-regional trains are concerned, 99 trains were planned, but 62 trains were cancelled and 37 trains were recycled.
During the long-distance journey, there were a total of 19 trains, 11 of which were suppressed.
Until 08:00, the company’s data showed that 46% of regular trains were out of service.
SFRCI President Luís Bravo told Lussa that he assured that there were only two people on duty, one in Porto and the other on the Vouga line, “causing about 10 trains to circulate.”
Luís Bravo argued that “the adhesion was very serious” and pointed out that the Cascais line was closed until 16:45, while the Sintra and San Apolonia lines only met the minimum requirements.
On the other hand, he added that at the national level, “the vast majority of ticket offices” have been closed or have only one employee, while normally they have six employees.
“For today, 40% of the minimum service has been imposed on us. There is no court ruling to treat leisure travel as a basic social need, which violates the right to strike that we are accustomed to,” he emphasized.
The chairman of SFRCI also called on urban train users in Lisbon and Porto to avoid using this type of transportation on Monday and Tuesday, “because of the chaos,” and to blame the CP government, which has still not responded to workers’ requests.
CP workers started a three-day national strike today to protest the proposed occupational regulations proposed by CP. They said that the regulations foreseen “the increase in the versatility of functions” and the “addition and extinction of professional categories”, taking into account such ” It will endanger current and future work”.
They also demanded “raise the basic wages currently at the national minimum wage threshold”, and “make up for the wage losses suffered by railway operation workers infected by the pandemic caused by COVID-19, as well as those who must pass through contact with infected colleagues. The same people who come to observe the isolation precautions.”