Workers at Pingo Doce stores in Lisbon are meeting a strike day in defence of better working conditions after more than a decade without communication with the company, the CESP leader said:

This strike has to be not only about the negotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement that has been going on for more than 27 days […] in which the proposal of the salary increase …”Elisabete Santos, head of the Union of Trade, Offices and Services Workers of Portugal (CESP).

According to the union, basically, between 00:00 and 24:00, there are still “inhuman and deregulated hours”, lack of safety, health, hygiene and working material conditions. “The pressure and harassment of workers are increasing because there is no staff,” she said.

The head of the union said that they have not met the representatives of the company for more than a decade.

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