An increase of salary and an improvement in working conditions are the demands of the Portuguese railroad workers, who began a nationwide strike on Wednesday 28 July.

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Picture: Comboios Portugueses (CP)

The protest is scheduled for August 8, reports the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing Raport Kolejowy.

The protest action takes place twice a day for a total duration of 4 hours. The strike is led by employees of the Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) railway line, as well as the country’s main passenger carrier, Comboios Portugueses (CP).

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The strike takes place in the morning and afternoon. Although the strike is expected to end on Sunday, August 8, CP officials expect disruptions in traffic until at least mid-September. The strike is spreading throughout the country.

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