The president of SCIF/SEF, Acácio Pereira, told Lusa that the strike was suspended today, but that everything now depends on what is approved in the next few hours at a meeting of the Council of Ministers, which has on its agenda the creation of the Portuguese Agency for Migrations and Asylum (APMA), which will replace the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF).

According to the union leader, who gave prior notice for a strike between the 6th and 10th of April, coinciding with the Easter period, one of the concerns has to do with the "transition diploma" of SEF workers to APMA and other State bodies.

The SEF inspectors' strike threatened to cause severe disturbances at airports over the Easter period.