Workers at Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa demand salary increase

Management declined any salary update

The workers of the Hotel Vila Galé Cerro Alagoa met on the 17th of August to analyze the social and labor situation and expressed great dissatisfaction with the low wages: 770 euros base.

Thus, the union presented to the administration a proposal for a salary increase of 100 euros, with effect from 1 January, and requested a meeting to try to reach an agreement that could meet the proposal presented.

According to the Union of Workers in the Hotel, Tourism, Restaurants and Similar Industry of the Algarve, the meeting took place yesterday, with the administration refusing any salary update, adding that workers when they agreed to go to work already knew the salary they would receive. .

The workers will meet again this Wednesday, the 24th, to analyze the administration's response and the union will also hold plenary sessions in other hotels of the group in the coming days.

“This example proves, once again, what the union has been saying. That the main reason for the difficulty in attracting workers to the tourism sector is the low wages that employers are paying. And this situation also makes it clearer that the intention of the bosses, when they are asking the Government to facilitate the arrival of workers from other countries, is to maintain low wages in the sector and facilitate increased exploitation to continue to increase profits», mentions the union in a note.

Thus, the entity says that it will continue to demand that the Government and employers increase wages and improve working conditions for all workers - Portuguese and foreigners - and appeal to them to unite and organize with the union to give more strength to the struggle for better living conditions for all.