CTT – Correios de Portugal is hiring postmen for the summer with temporary contracts of three to seven months, the company announced in a statement this Monday.
According to CTT, the 18 driving cycles must have at least 9th grade of schooling and a driving license (driving preferentially).
“The duration of the contracts may vary between three and seven months and the hiring will take place for the various operational centers in mainland Portugal and islandsfor distribution, production and logistics functions,” the company said in a statement, without indicating how many people it intends to hire for the summer.
CTT also says that it will reinforce the availability of CTT Expresso’s Operational Centers to work at different times.
CTT workers will be on partial strike for two hours this Wednesday (25th) due to the increase in work and better working conditions.
The Federation of Transport and Communications Unions (Fectrans), which announced a strike, said that workers do not accept a salary increase of 7.5 euros proposed by CTT, “which did not have any year 38 million profit”.
Employees at the Santa Maria da Feira postal distribution center (Aveiro district) have been on strike since Friday of last week until the 27thaccording to the National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Workers (SNTCT).
“The post office is in bad shape throughout the country, but Santa Maria da Feira is a completely different case, as it is chaotic. The turns are very long and, if before a postman had not arrived for his circuit and he had to do another one in parallel, because there are a lot of people on vacation or on sick leave, now everything is too much, the piling up and what should being delivered within one to three working days took a week and even two”, the regional and national director of SNTCT António Pereira told Lusa.
Questions the direction of CTT, the direction of CTT, the existence of postal constraint in the municipality, which attributed to the “high absenteeism” recorded at the distribution centerworsened in recent weeks by “infections with Covid, which puts pressure on the normal functioning of the network”.
The direct direction, however, is that CTT has been trying to mitigate this situation since the first day, providing the temporary resource to hire more employees” and that “the situation should be regularized soon”.
CTT mail delivery has complaints from local authorities in various parts of Portugal.
In 2021, CTT made a profit of 38.4 million euros, more than double the 16.7 million euros recorded in 2020. In the first quarter of this year, profits were 5.4 million euros, 38.1% less compared to the same period last year.
According to an official source, CTT employs 12,015 people in Portugal, operating a company in 2,356 CTT Points and more than 5,000 Payshop agents.