TAP workers organize protest in Lisbon

Written By Lara Silva

Pilots and hundreds of other TAP Air Portugal workers organized a silent protest in Lisbon on Tuesday. The protest was organized by various aviation unions in Portugal, including SNPVAC, SPAC, and SITEMA. 

At 8:30 AM, the protestors engaged in a “silent walk,” wearing their uniforms or black and white. The walk started in Campo Pequeno and ended at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing to deliver a letter. 

This is the first TAP airline protest where pilots, cabin staff, and maintenance technicians join forces. 

The protestors were not on the clock during the silent walk. The unions said, “we will once again relinquish our days off and vacations, guaranteeing that no passenger is affected by our protest.”

The unions seek to improve the quality of the service provided and criticize the firing of TAP staff. They also critique the “millions of errors” in the management of TAP, such as the expensive rental of planes. 

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