Airport strikes starting this weekend in Lisbon, Faro and Madeira

Written By Lara Silva

If you’re traveling to or from Portugal between May 20 and June 26, you might want to read on. Several strike periods start from May 20th at Lisbon, Porto, Faro, and Madeira airports.

At Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, strikes will take place between 5 am and 10 am from May 20 to 22, May 27 to 29, June 3 to 5, June 10 to 12, June 17 to 19, and June 24 to 26.

At other airports and border posts, including maritime ports, the strike will occur on May 22 and 29, as well as June 5, 12, 19, and 26.

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The uncertainty surrounding the future of inspectors from the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is the main reason behind the strike. This comes after the government approved a decree-law on April 6, establishing the transitional regime for SEF workers as part of a restructuring process.

If you have a flight on one of these days, make sure to contact the airline and check the status of your flight. More information is expected in the next few days.

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  1. We were caught in this melee this morning that we almost missed our flight to JFK. I think it is wrong to use the passengers as a bargaining chip to make a point. The passengers are just ordinary people that are just trying to go through the day.

  2. One of the train operators in Stockholm is doing the same thing. People who use the commuter train are left stranded for hours, trains are canceled. The worst was the opening night for Beyonce’s tour- many trains before the start time were cancelled and after the concert it was a total disaster- it took me almost 3 times as long to get home. I felt sorry for the people who had come from other countries


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