“Not only in Lisbon but also in all the main airports in the country, that is, at the air border crossings, the adhesion was full, it was 100%, which is very demonstrative of the dissatisfaction and showing that people want to demonstrate in the face of this transition situation”, said the president of the Union of Investigation, Inspection and Borders Inspectors (SIIFF), Renato Mendonça.

The first phase of the strike at Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, started on Saturday and lasted until today between 5:00am and 10:00am, and is running throughout the day at the airports of Porto, Faro and Madeira.

The union has new strikes scheduled for Lisbon airport for the days of May 27th to 29th, June 3rd to 5th, June 10th to 12th, June 17th to 19th and June 24th to 26th, all between 05:00 and 10:00.

At the remaining airports, the strikes will take place on May 29 and June 5, 12, 19 and 26.

At issue is the uncertainty regarding the future of SEF inspectors after the Government approved, on April 6, the decree-law that establishes the transitional regime for SEF workers following the restructuring process.

“Full adhesion to the strike demonstrates the degree of indignation of the people, there is clearly no trust in the Government”, explained the unionist, stressing that there are “constraints” being experienced by passengers at airports.