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TAAG and union open negotiation path after pressure from Transport Minister

TAAG and the Provincial Union of Cabin Sailing Personnel (SINPROPNC) met to discuss the current situation of the national flag company, days after the Minister of Transport demanded the opening of talks.


According to a statement from TAAG, the meeting between the airline's officials and SINPROPNC representatives lasted about three hours and served for "mutual consultation and exposure of relevant information about the current situation of TAAG, as well as the concerns of the passenger class." Cabin Navigator Personnel".

"That's what we always wanted, for the company to be open to listening to the legitimate concerns of workers through the body that represents them and, above all, to be open to dialogue and negotiation," the deputy secretary of SINPROPCN, Délio, told Lusa. Gomes.

The TAAG statement added that a commitment was made to maintain the sessions "for the good resolution of labor issues and concerns related to the company's development".

It also emphasizes that SINPROPNC was clarified about the role of Cabin Sailing Personnel in TAAG's growth strategy, having been given "framework on the management decisions taken" and re-established a channel for direct dialogue between the parties in order to present to the union TAAG's options and proposals to accommodate unionists' complaints and concerns.

On Monday, the Minister of Transport, Ricardo Viegas d'Abreu, called representatives of the Union of Navegante de Cabine Personnel (SPNC), following a protest by these workers that took place over the weekend at 4 de Fevereiro Airport, in Luanda, demanding the opening of a "space for dialogue" to resolve the divergent issues

Ricardo Viegas d'Abreu wanted to know what were "the real motivations that led to an extreme point of use of media mechanisms and eventually outside the law", recommending to the union and TAAG that they create "a negotiation and communication, frank and open".

"We are concerned to see videos on social networks, without all the alternatives provided for in the law being exhausted in order to achieve this climate of rupture, including the negotiation of a claim book that was never presented by the union", said the minister, quoted in a note from the Ministry of Transport.

"From the content of the videos, comments and once the union has been consulted, the perception is clear that there is a misrepresentation of TAAG's restructuring strategy", reads the statement, where the minister reiterates that "the path cannot be constructed, with slander, defamation and personal offenses".

The official also warned of the need to improve communication, reaffirming the need for the Board of Directors to open "space for dialogue with the class and listening to their concerns and concerns in a civilized and urban way".

Concerns about the future of TAAG had already given rise to a public clarification of the airline in the form of an interview with the chairman of the board of directors, Ana Major, after it was announced that the operation in Lisbon would adopt the GSA model ( General Sales Agent), with the scale being managed by the Summerwind GSA entity.

In that document, Ana Major denied the sale of TAAG to a Spanish group and said that the company would not close in Portugal.

"However, a minimum and essential core of TAAG collaborators will be maintained in Lisbon", added Ana Major, guaranteeing that the legal rights of workers would be safeguarded.

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