Autophoric workers today approved the new labor agreement, which provides an increase of 2.9% and 100% pay on Sundays, with 72.8% of positive votes and 25.9% of votes against, announced the Commission of Workers.
"I am very pleased with the participation of the workers in the highest ever referendum (82.6 percent) and the approval of the agreement by 72.8 percent of the employees," said the coordinator of Volkswagen's Volkswagen plant workers' committee in Palmala, Stubal district.
In statements to TSF, Fausto Dionísio, coordinator of the workers' committee, believes that this agreement represents a "period of peace of work". Looking to the future, the coordinator hopes that this agreement will allow Autoeuropa to make a "large launch Volkswagen should be interested in large-scale production in Portugal."
As for the shift, which the workers opposed, they say, they did not allow them to have a family life, the coordinator says they are "adjusted."
"Not only do we have this problem," he began with the introduction, noting that "the government did not give much help, in reality it is the workers and the families who have adapted."
The labor agreement also guarantees the integration of 300 contract workers in the company by the end of July next year.
In addition to paying 100% of the work on Sunday, which was one of the main requirements of the employees of Autofura, the new labor agreement indicates an increase of 2.9% in wages in each of the next two years, with a minimum increase of 25 per employee.
In a press release, which Lusa agency had access to, the management of Autoeuropa also welcomed the approval of the new labor agreement.
"The employees of Volkswagen Autoporta today approved the work agreement for the period from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020," the statement said, noting that "in a universe of 5,854 employees, 72.8 percent accepted the previous terms agreed between the workers' committee and the company's management."
For the management of Autoeuropa, "This agreement marks an important milestone in consolidating the growth of the plant and" recognizes "the performance of the entire team in the process of transforming the Volkswagen Autoeuropa into a mass production unit."