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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-13/390 – measures in Portugal
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 23 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
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)|
|Measure added||08 April 2020 (updated 05 May 2020)|
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.
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.
|Does not apply to workers||
Companies providing essential services
||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
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:
|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.
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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