August strike confirmed for truckers

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 19-07-2019 01:00:00 · 1 Comments
August strike confirmed for truckers

Trade unions representing Portugal’s lorry drivers have failed to reach an agreement with the road haulage association, ANTRAM, and have submitted a formal notice of a strike to start on 12 August.

The announcement came after a meeting mediated by officials from the Ministry of Employment that lasted almost five hours.

The SNMMP union, which represents drivers of dangerous goods lorries, and the SIMM, the independent lorry drivers’ union, had on 6 July, after a national congress, announced plans for a stoppage on 12 August.

These two independent unions, along with the union federation affiliated to the CGTP, Portugal’s largest multi-sector union federation, had been negotiating with ANTRAM on a revision of the existing collective employment contract for the sector, with the talks mediated by the Directo-rate-General for Employment and Labour Relations.

The unions are calling for a base salary increase of €100 over the next three years. indexed to the increase in the minimum wage, improvement of working conditions and payment of overtime from eight working hours, among other measures.

Created at the end of 2018, SNMMP became known for their fuel drivers strike which began on 15 April, prompting the Government to enact a civil requisition before inviting the parties to sit at the negotiating table.

The fuel strike in April left many of the petrol pumps in the country dry as negotiations took place.


Lorry drivers are so underrated and treated badly. Without them countries would not operate ,consumers could not buy there produce or even drive there own vehicles . We are fined for doing to much work ,charged to take a CPC to keep driving, so many rules and regulations for hgv drivers and no help for them. Treated badly on the road by other road users as an inconvenience. Lorry driver are under paid for what they do. Every lorry driver should go on strike for a pay rise, see how the country manage without them

by Eric from UK on 20-07-2019 11:09:00
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