The National Union of Civil Aviation Flight Personnel (SNPVAC) approved this Friday, “by a large majority” the emergency agreement negotiated with the SATA management, the union structure said in a statement.
“The members of the SNPVAC today approved, by a large majority, the emergency agreement negotiated by the union management and the SATA administration”, reads the note, which details that “in a universe of 213 members, 152 members voted, with 135 votes in favor and 17 votes against “.
The SNPVAC recalls that “with this vote today, the union ends an important chapter in the defense of the interests” of its members “, who approved all the emergency agreements negotiated with the administrations of PGA, TAP and SATA.
The union stressed that this commitment involves “maintaining the largest number of jobs”, guaranteeing that this has always been the main priority “since the first day” when it was faced with the restructuring plans of the three companies.
“We can today affirm, without any hesitation, that during the negotiations it was possible to safeguard more than 500 jobs at TAP”, the union also stressed.
As a balance sheet regarding these restructuring processes, SNPVAC highlighted the sending of about 30 internal communications to members, reporting on the development of negotiations and their positions, the holding of clarification sessions and the response to questions, as well as the holding of “about 40 meetings with the administrations and directors of the companies to present alternative and / or complementary solutions to the restructuring processes”.
“The SNPVAC management is now committed to inspecting and enforcing these agreements by the respective administrations”, assured the structure.
On February 26, SNPVAC approved the emergency agreement at TAP, several crew members advanced to Lusa and later confirmed the union structure.
SNPVAC official source confirmed that the vote received 1,886 in favor, 377 against and 17 blank.
On February 6, SNPVAC announced a collective emergency agreement with TAP, after a ten-hour meeting with the company, in which the parties agreed to reduce redundancies to 166 crew members, compared to the 746 initially planned, within the scope of the restructuring of the company.
The agreement reached with the crew also foresees 25% wage cuts in 2021, 2022 and 2023, while in 2024 the reduction is 20%.
However, cuts in pay do not affect wages below 1,330 euros, except in 2021, where the limit without reduction is 1,200 euros, plus six days per month of a remunerative variable.
The reduction in the normal working period will be transversal to all crew members: 15% in 2021, 10% in 2022 and 5% in 2023.
On February 25, the crew also approved an agreement in the PGA.