Combating illegal work practices

Eight commercial establishments on the Tavira Island were inspected by the Working Conditions Authority (ACT) last week, which detected various “irregularities” such as the employment of illegal workers.

In a statement, the ACT revealed that the inspection action resulted in the arrest of “a Chinese worker who was illegal in Portugal” as well as the identification of a further four individuals who lacked proper documentation and legal labour contracts, while there were cases of undeclared work, lack of insurance and medical records.

The operation was conducted in collaboration with the GNR and the maritime police.

Further inspection actions will be carried out by the ACT this year, targeting mainly cases of undeclared work particularly in the construction, restaurant and agriculture sectors, confirmed the authority.