You thought the bad weather and possible rain would be the worst thing in your morning? Think again, because train workers went on strike from 4:30 AM to 7:40 AM protesting against the firing of 15 coworkers across numerous train lines. The strike has already been lifted and trains are operating normally, but if you are one of the two million passengers who use one of the five main commuter train lines, you can expect delays in your morning commute and a lot of relating with the struggle of canned sardines.
In an interview with Vorterix radio, Secretary General of the Association of Train Workers (APDFA) José Silva said that “the measure’s goal, which was to make the conflict visible, has been achieved.”
“The strike didn’t take anyone by surprise because it was informed” and it took place “because authorities don’t want to sit down and negotiate,” added Silva, who assured the union always intended to reestablish the service before the height of rush hour to prevent hurting other workers.