"We don't have time to wait any longer." Unions and workers' commission call for TAP agreement

“We still don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. There is an urgent need to reach an agreement between the State and the private sector ”, says the president of the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel, Henrique Louro Martins.

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The TAP workers' commission, the National Civil Aviation Flight Personnel Union and the Airport Handling Technicians Union and the Workers and Aviation Union consider it “urgent” that an agreement be reached between the airline's shareholders and the State.

At the “TSF” radio forum, the president of the National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel, Henrique Louro Martins, said that “We still don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. There is an urgent need to reach an agreement between the State and the private sector ”.

In turn, the president of the Union of Handling Technicians at André Teives Airport considers that “we don't have time to wait any longer. The minister started talking about nationalization, a week later insolvency. These statements did nothing but alert the European Union to the situation of TAP ”.

The coordinator of the TAP workers' committee, Cristina Carrilho, recalls the position previously taken by the workers. “We have always argued that TAP should be a nationalized company or, at least, a company with public control. It is clear that we do not agree that labor rights or jobs are put at home ”.

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