Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
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200 Flights Cancelled at Lisbon Airport at Start of Strikeon July 18, 2021 at 5:44 am

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LISBON—Two hundred flights were cancelled at Lisbon airport on Saturday at the start of a two-day strike by Groundforce handling company workers, with more cancellations likely before the action ends on Sunday evening, the company that manages Portugal’s airports (ANA) said. A spokesman for the Union of Airport Handling Technicians, which called the strike, told local news agency Lusa that around 100 percent of workers had taken part in the strike in Lisbon on Saturday, the busiest airport in the country. The strike has had a huge impact on the Portuguese flag company TAP, which uses Groundforce’s handling services, but has not affected low cost companies. Groundforce workers are demanding that the handling company, which is in serious financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic, pay wages without any delay and this year’s holiday pay. The strike mainly affects the operation of Lisbon airport, and has little impact on the …

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