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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-13/390 – measures in Portugal

Rotation of working teams rota in public passenger transportation companies

Rotação das equipas de trabalhadores nas empresas de transporte público de passageiros

Country Portugal , applies locally

    • – PT11A Área Metropolitana do Porto
      – PT170 Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Time period Open ended, started on 23 March 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Change of work arrangements (working time, rota schemes)
Author Heloisa Perista and Maria da Paz Campos Lima (CESIS) and Eurofound
Measure added 08 April 2020 (updated 05 May 2020)

Background information

Following the declaration of state of emergency in Portugal, by the Decree of the President of the Republic14-A/2020, on 18 March 2020, the Order 3547-A/2020 of 22 March regulates the declaration of state of emergency, ensuring the functionning ot the supply chains of essential public goods and services, as well as the respective conditions of operation. This specific measure applies to specific passengers' public transportation companies in some areas of the country.  

Content of measure

The regulation of the declaration of state of emergency aims at ensuring the functionning ot the supply chains of essential public goods and services, as well as the respective conditions of operation. This specific measure applies to specific passengers' public transportation companies in some areas of the country. The companies Transtejo, S. A., Soflusa - Sociedade Fluvial de Transportes, S. A., Metropolitano de Lisboa, E. P. E., Metro do Porto, S. A., and Sociedade de Transportes Coletivos do Porto, S. A., and the concessionaire for operation of the service of light-rail metro system on the south bank of the Tagus must ensure, among other conditions, the working teams rota and segregation, in order to reduce the risk of infection.

Use of measure

Not available

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Companies providing essential services
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

N/A

Views and reactions

Not available.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      H - Transportation And Storage H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines
      H50 Water transport

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 22 March 2020: DESPACHO N.º 3547-A/2020 - DIÁRIO DA REPÚBLICA N.º 57-B/2020, 1.º SUPLEMENTO, SÉRIE II DE 2020-03-22 (dre.pt)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Rotation of working teams rota in public passenger transportation companies, measure PT-2020-13/390 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-13_390.html

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