CP workers are starting more strikes today, with the carrier warning of “severe disturbances” until March 2, in a protest over the stalemate in wage negotiations that also involves Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP).

CP warned on Friday of "severe disturbances" in the circulation of trains between 00:00 today and 23:59 on March 2nd, due to the strike, with minimum services decreed for two of those days.

According to a balance made this morning to Lusa, of the 249 trains scheduled between 00:00 and 08:00, 106 were carried out and 143 were cancelled (57.4%).

CP - Comboios de Portugal indicates that 72 regional and interregional trains were scheduled, with 39 having been suppressed and 33 having been carried out.

As for the urban ones in Lisbon, 113 were planned, 74 were suppressed and 39 were carried out.

According to the company, in the urban areas of Porto, 52 were scheduled for that period, 29 were carried out and 23 were suppressed.

With regard to long-distance trains, 12 were planned, seven were cancelled and five were implemented.

Speaking to Lusa at around 07:45 today, José Caetano of the Independent Union of Railway Workers, Infrastructure and Related Workers (SINFA), said that the strike was having a great adhesion, with only the minimum services being fulfilled.

The strike was called by the Unions SINFA, ASCEF, ASSIFECO, FENTCOP, SINFB, SIOFA, STF, STMEFE, SINAFE for today and Wednesday and by the SNTSF for Tuesday and Thursday.