Hundreds of flights re-routed as TAP staff walk out - again

Hundreds of flights re-routed as TAP staff walk out – again

Using an odd choice of words to describe strike action, TAP said the second-half of its cabin staff’s four-day strike this week was “tranquil”. Lisbon’s airport halls were unusually quiet as hundreds of passengers were re-routed through other airlines or advised to delay their journeys. Many travellers were Brazilian travellers who still see TAP as their airline of choice. The strike centres on employees’ dissatisfaction with management, alleging it is destroying the company.
According to Lusa news agency, adhesion to the strike – due to end at midnight tonight (Tuesday) – has been 100%.
Spokesman for the union of cabin staff (SNPVAC) Nuno Fonseca told Lusa that TAP’s current management under Brazilian CEO Fernando Pinto has shown “bad faith” in turning its back on a previous agreement with its staff.
“The fact is that this administration is not interested in negotiating or in guaranteeing any kind of work conditions for employees,” he said.