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Self-employed truckers in Spain announce strike action

Self-employed truckers announce strike action.
Self-employed truckers announce strike action. Image: Wiki Commons

The Platform for the Defense of Transport, a group of self-employed and small national transport companies, has called an indefinite strike

Self-employed and small national transport companies have called an indefinite strike after 86% of the partners voted in favour this weekend in their provincial delegations. The stoppages will start at midnight from Sunday the 13th to Monday the 14th of November, this was confirmed by Manuel Hernández, president of the organisation.

“We are at a time where what the minister (Raquel Sánchez) treats as small imbalances are labour and professional deaths every day in the sector,” Hernández lamented after the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda offered dialogue for “ redirect» the «small imbalances» that may exist to avoid the strike announced later by the carriers.

The Spanish Government recently agreed with the majority of carriers that make up the National Road Transport Committee (CNTC) on measures such as:

The new law to prevent carriers from working at a loss or a new package of 450 million direct aid, the prohibition of drivers do loading and unloading

The limitation to one hour of waiting times in the loading and unloading areas

The reinforcement of the transport inspection or the aid for abandoning the profession, the Platform met to analyse them. Failure to comply with these measures has dynamited the transport strike indefinitely by the Platform in Defense of Transport, as happened last March.

Faced with the possibility of a strike, the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, said that the Ministry is preparing an inspection plan in the sector that will be announced in the “next few weeks”.

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