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Portugal: Ongoing work-to-rule strike at airports /update 1

Ongoing work-to-rule strike at airports launched June 3; disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/3/2017, 12:00 AM until 10/1/2017, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal


A work-to-rule strike organized by the Union of Aviation Sector and Airport Workers (Sindicato dos Trabalhadores e Aviação, SITAVA) was launched on Saturday, June 3, and is currently set to end on October 1.

The strike action could affect airport and airline operations, particularly outside normal working hours - e.g. during bank holidays, overtime periods, etc. Disruptions, including last-minute delays, cancelations, and rescheduled flights, are possible during this four-month period, along with increased waiting times at airports.


During work-to-rule strikes, employees carry out the bare minimum of work required by their contracts and/or law. They may also follow safety or other regulation obligations to an exaggerated extent, intentionally slowing down operations.


Travelers are advised to confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport and to contact their airlines for more information.

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