CP trains risk stopping due to lack of cleaning and disinfection

A CP – Comboios de Portugal may be forced to stop trains because of the lack of cleaning and disinfection, since the company that provides this service to trains and stations owes 25 million euros to the State and does not pay salaries to around 1,800 employees since July.

In response to Minute News, an official source at CP said that the company is, together with the tutelage, “working for find solutions to minimize the effects of the strike in the short term and resolve the issue of providing cleaning services for its trains and facilities“, without giving more details.

If the company is not replaced by another in the meantime, CP risks having to stop trains, as a Employees’ strike from September 1st to 6th, according to Público, which adds that the cleaning company has its accounts seized and cannot, therefore, pay the workers.

“If this strike action takes place, it may generate disturbances in the circulation of some trains, which CP will try to avoid by all means at its disposal,” the same source replied to Minute News.

At issue is the company Ambiente e Jardim, which provides cleaning services for some public bodies. At the beginning of August, a union source denounced that the workers were still not receiving their July wages.

According to the union structure, the company provides cleaning services at CP trains and at Infraestruturas de Portugal railway stations, at national level, as well as at Hospital Pedro Hispano, in Porto, at Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Lisbon and at the City Hall of Sintra.

[Notícia atualizada às 11h31]

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