The strike is a public employees’ right. It is incumbent upon the public employees to define the scope of interests to defend through the strike.

The right to strike cannot be renounced, being null and of no effect, every act that shall entail coercion, prejudice or discrimination over any public employee, on grounds of adhesion or not to the strike.

The following entities have competence to declare the strike:

  • Trade union associations;
  • Public employees’ assemblies provided that in the respective body or service the majority of public employees are not represented by trade union associations and that the assembly is expressly convened for this purpose by 20% or 200 public employees. It is further required that the service or body majority of public employees take part in the vote and that the strike declaration be approved by secret ballot by the majority of voters.