TAP Portugal cabin crew to put on 4-day strike

October 31, 2014 6:37 am 

LISBON, Oct. 30 — Cabin crew staff at Portuguese flagship airline TAP Portugal have called a four-day strike starting on 30th October, the cabin crew union Sindicato Nacional do Pessoal de Voo da Aviacao Civil (SNPVAC) said in a statement.

According to local press reports the first two days of the strike alone may ground around 38,000 passengers, although TAP has managed to reschedule fights for around 17,000 of an initial 55,000 affected customers with reservations on 30th Oct. and 1st Nov.

The airline will provided "minimum services" that include flights to the Portuguese archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores and one daily flight to Sao Paulo in Brazil.

"The minimum services are just a small number," a source form TAP told newspaper Diario Economico. "The company is asking passengers to get in touch with TAP to change their reservations at no cost."

The final two days of strikes are schedule for 30th Nov. and 2nd Dec. if cabin crew staff and the airline's directors are unable to reach agreement before then. (PNA/Xinhua)



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