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CP and IP workers are on strike again on the 25th
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CP and IP workers are on strike again on the 25th

The workers of CP – Comboios de Portugal, Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) and affiliated companies will again be on strike on June 25 for the general increase in wages, announced the union structures. The strike was called by the National Union of Railway Workers (SNTSF) and by the Federation of Transport and Communications Unions (Fectrans). The strike notice covers the workers of CP, IP and their affiliated companies (IP Telecom, IP Património and IP Engenharia), according to a statement. According to the SNTSF and Fectrans, the Government's guidelines for companies in the sector "are to contain and freeze wages", so they argue that "there is reason for the struggle at IP and allied companies to coincide with that of CP, which both hav...
IP workers advance to two more days of strike
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IP workers advance to two more days of strike

Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) workers will advance to two more days of strike, said a source at the platform that houses several unions in the sector, adding that notice will be given next week. The union structures met again today, after the 24-hour strike that affected the movement of trains for 24 hours, and decided to stop for two more days, due to the absence of responses from the Government, denounced on Wednesday. The exact dates are not yet defined, but will be indicated in the notice that will be entered next week. But it will be one day in the last week of June and another in the first of July”, he told the Lusa António Salvado agency, president of the Independent Union of Rail, Infrastructure and Related Workers (SINFA). ...
BBVA offers early retirements from the age of 53 and improves conditions
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BBVA offers early retirements from the age of 53 and improves conditions

BBVA has improved this Friday the economic conditions it poses to reduce its workforce in Spain, a day after reducing the number of layoffs to 2,935 workers, and is now offering early retirement from age 53, as reported by CC OO and UGT.After these latest advances, which come just after the strike seconded this Wednesday by the workers, the agreement seems closer and has been agreed extend the negotiation until Tuesday, June 8, although CC OO advises that "there are issues to assess and agree on."One of the main novelties of the improvement in conditions is that BBVA now offers workers between 53 and 54 years of age, with 10 years of service, an income of 55% of salary and special Social Securi...
BBVA reduces its layoff proposal to 2,935, 22.7% less than in the initial offer
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BBVA reduces its layoff proposal to 2,935, 22.7% less than in the initial offer

The banking group BBVA has proposed this Thursday to the unions reduce the number of layoffs in Spain by 22.7% and leave them at 2,935 workers, that is, 863 people less than in their initial proposal, the unions CC OO and UGT have reported.In this way, after the meeting on Thursday, the final impact figures would be 2,177 workers in the bank's branch network and 758 in central services, Corporate Center and Intermediate Structures.According to CC OO, this cut, which it considers positive, occurs "clearly" due to the "Success of the massive strike" of workers of the entity that took place yesterday Wednesday "throughout Spain". CC OO will now analyze whether the proposed reductions "are suffici...
The staff of Correos de Barcelona starts a three-day strike against the "precariousness" from service
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The staff of Correos de Barcelona starts a three-day strike against the "precariousness" from service

The post office staff in the demarcation of Barcelona has started this Wednesday a three day strike. The workers carry out this strike, called by the CGT and the SiPCT with the support of the CNT, to demand an improvement in working conditions in the offices. According to the unions, risk prevention in the different work centers is "insufficient" and the work pressure "is increasing". They also denounce the closure of delivery centers in smaller towns and regret that Amazon, Wish or Aliexpress package deliveries are prioritized over letters or notifications. "This fact leads to delays in the delivery of administrative notifications that can lead to penalty or tax surcharges"They point out." I...
Fertagos train circulation restricted on Wednesday
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Fertagos train circulation restricted on Wednesday

The circulation of Fertagus trains will be affected on Wednesday by the strike of Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) workers, with only 25% of schedules expected, with periods of interruption throughout the day, the company announced today. Due to the strike by IP - Infraestruturas de Portugal - the circulation of Fertagus trains will take place tomorrow [quarta-feira], June 2, on a conditional basis", is mentioned in a press release from the company, which provides the train connection over the 25 de Abril Bridge. According to Fertagus, it is expected that only 25% of the hours will be held, "with periods of service interruption throughout the day". Fertagus regrets this disturbance in terms of circulation, which is, however, al...
Labor Inspection issues seven reports against IQOXE for serious infractions since the explosion of its factory
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Labor Inspection issues seven reports against IQOXE for serious infractions since the explosion of its factory

Work inspection of the Generalitat has issued seven reports against the chemical company IQOXE de la Canonja (Tarragonès) for serious infringements. The resolutions have their origin in complaints filed by CCOO due to different aspects such as the violation of the right to strike, deficiencies in the Self-Protection Plan, lack of security measures for workers, not adopting sufficient protection against covid-19 or deficiencies in the programs training to the employees, among others. All have been put on after the explosion that occurred in the company on January 19, 2020 and that caused three dead. The Labor Inspection subsequently transfers the reports to the Department of Labor, which has alr...
The UN expresses its concern over the violence in the Colombian protests
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The UN expresses its concern over the violence in the Colombian protests

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, today expressed grave concern over the recent outbreak of violence in the Colombian city of Cali, from where her office has received reports that 14 people died and 98 were injured -54 by gunshots- in the clashes that took place in the last two days in the context of citizen protests, in which the presence of armed civilians was detected.A statement issued by the UN Human Rights Office, led by Bachelet, indicates that information has been received that these individuals - among whom would include a member of the judicial police who was officially on rest - they opened fire on the protesters, journalists who fulfilled their mission an...
Civil requisition of the SEF published in the Diário da República
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Civil requisition of the SEF published in the Diário da República

The resolution of the Council of Ministers proceeding with the civil requisition of the inspectors of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) at airports, who join the strike scheduled for June, was published today in the Diário da República. The resolution, which "produces immediate effects", recognizes "the need to proceed with the civil requisition of workers in the investigation and inspection career of the Foreigners and Borders Service who perform functions at border posts, adherent to the strike declared by the Union of Inspectors Investigation, Inspection and Borders on the days and times referred to in the respective strike notices”. Thus, it authorizes “the Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, the Minister of Intern...
City drowned in garbage.  Cleaning workers want to negotiate with President
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City drowned in garbage. Cleaning workers want to negotiate with President

He explained that they are not satisfied with an agreement supposedly agreed yesterday, Thursday, with the directors of the institution. There is nothing concrete and only promises. Since the beginning of the week, workers from Urban and Home Cleaning Authority they have declared a strike from arms down.One of the leaders of the AAUD workers explained that they are tired from false promises, and between required requirements they are a salary increase for him staff in general. ALSO READ: 75% progress on collapsed track repair work in Arraiján"From government to government Are the same promises". The spokesman of the collectors and scavengers (ants) have requested teams of protection for waste collection, uniforms and better Labor conditions and others Benefits.Explained that they are ...