Workers of Rodoviária de Lisboa bus company and train drivers from Metro Sul do Tejo are on strike today.
Workers from Portuguese Rodoviária de Lisboa bus company are on a 24-hour strike Wednesday, 1 August, demanding pay rises and driver bonuses.
This is the third stoppage by the employees since June.
Transport and Communications Union (FECTRANS) leader António Fernandes told news agency Lusa the decision to go ahead with another strike was due to management’s refusal to hold talks with the workers.
Rodoviária de Lisboa buses serve municipalities around the north of the capital.
Meanwhile south of the river, train drivers from Metro Sul do Tejo have begun a month’s strike on overtime and public holidays, demanding overtime payment and transport subsidies.
Drivers’ union leader Emilio Pinto said the company was paying overtime according to the Labour Law rather than the Company Agreement, which was “penalising” the drivers.