The workers of Metro de Lisboa are carrying out a new partial strike today, between 05:00 and 09:30, as salary negotiations with the company have failed, and service is expected to resume at 10:15.
“The unions representing the workers of Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.E. presented strike notices for the next 26th and 28th of October, so it is expected that the metro will start the transport service, on those days, from 10:15 am”, says the company, in a statement.
The strike takes place between 05:00 and 09:30, for most workers, and from 09:30 to 12:30 for the administrative and technical sector, according to the union. The stoppage repeated on Thursday.
However, the Federation of Transport and Communications Unions (FECTRANS) made it known that the workers of the Metro de Lisboa fulfill another day of partial strike on November 2nd and a 24-hour strike on November 4th.
The strike notice was delivered on October 6th “due to the lack of answers to the questions raised, either in meetings with the minister of the Environment, or with the president of ML-Metropolitan de Lisboa”, according to FECTRANS.
Metro workers carried out partial strikes on duty in May and June taking into account the same demands presented for the new stoppage. The Metropolitano de Lisboa operates with four lines: Yellow (Rato-Odivelas), Green (Telheiras-Cais do Sodré), Blue (Reboleira-Santa Apolónia) and Red (Airport-São Sebastião), from 06:30 to 01:00 all the days.