Drivers of dangerous materials reach ‘historic agreement’ with ANTRAM

Portugal’s syndicate of drivers of dangerous materials (SNMMP) has reached an ‘historic agreement’ with employers association ANTRAM guaranteeing “very significant” salary increases for 2020.

The deal – expected to be signed by the end of the month – results from the “persistence of all workers who went on strike” (before Easter and in August), SNMMP’s president Francisco Sá Bento told reporters – dubbing concessions won as “victories on the table”.

The SNMMP – formed only a year ago – almost brought the country to a standstill before Easter, and saw the government pull out every stop imaginable to prevent chaos during the August peak holiday period.