Border control officers call off planned strikes at Portugal’s airports

Strikes by SEF inspectors planned for Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Madeira airports have been called off today, the union of investigators, inspectors and border guards (SIIFF) said. “We have just revoked and lifted the pre- (strike) notices,” SIIFF leader Renato Mendonça told Lusa. For the union, with the promulgation of the diplomas on the transition of personnel (from SEF) and the creation of APMMA (the Portuguese agency for minorities, migrations and asylum, now renamed AIMA – the agency for integration, migrations and asylum), which also establishes a deadline of October 29 for the transition, means that the reasons for the strike have now been satisfactorily dealt with.