Transport sector strikes must end

Transport sector strikes only serve to accelerate concession processes with private companies, said the Secretary of State for Transport Sérgio Monteiro this week. He called on workers to cancel planned strikes and show more commitment in order to ensure the sustainability of public transport companies. “This is my appeal to all who have responsibility in the matter: (transport) services must operate every day. If this happens, the government will protect the identity of Metro and Carris in the current legal framework,” said Sérgio Monteiro, adding that frequent strikes only encourage moves towards concession contracts.