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TAAG announces final agreement with unions

The air carrier TAAG announced a final agreement with the Union Bureau, which allows affiliates "a substantial improvement in terms of remuneration and framework in transport policy".

: Ampe Rogério
Ampe Rogério  

In a statement, TAAG states that "after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the TAAG board of directors and the Union Bureau in September, the final agreement was signed today, between the PCE [chairman of the executive committee] of TAAG Eduardo Fairen and the PCE of the Union Bureau, Sebastião Fernando".

In the document, it is also read that this agreement now signed "guarantees to the members of the Union Bureau a substantial improvement in terms of remuneration and framework in the transport policy in force in the company".

Lusa questioned TAAG about the amount of this "substantial improvement", but no response so far.

The Trade Union Bureau represents all professions in the company at the national level, including maintenance technicians and operational staff, but excludes cabin crew and technical crew.

In September, TAAG had signed a memorandum of understanding with the union representing administrative staff and expressed readiness for "consensus solutions" with the remaining unions.

According to a statement from the air carrier dated 19 September, the memorandum signed with the Union Bureau "reinforces consultation between the parties in a document that formalizes the principles of the TAAG/union relationship" and the priorities for the ongoing negotiations "in a collaborative and opening to dialogue".

At the beginning of the month, the Minister of Transport called the Union of Cabin Sailing Personnel (SPNC) to "recommend" that they exhaust the channels provided for by law and dialogue with the administration of the TAAG airline to resolve the "divergent issues", following of a protest by these workers.

The official also warned of the need for TAAG to improve communication, stating 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 Lisbon operation 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.


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