Union takes action in waste and municipalities


The STAL trade union is mobilising members in three separate disputes involving workers in parks and gardens, waste and municipalities. A four-day strike began on 3 August at the publicly-owned PSML company that maintains major buildings, parks and gardens in Sintra. The dispute is over a range of issues including deregulation of work schedules, integration into the pay system and allowances for employees who work in remote areas. Employees of the EMARP public company that provides cleaning and waste services in Portimão began their four-day strike on 4 August with demands over pay, salary scales, the hardship allowance and implementation of a 35-hour week. Finally, workers employed by the Oeiras municipality took two days of action on 4-5 August against imposed changes to working time and shift arrangements.

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