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37 hours. That has been the time that the pulse that the National Platform in Defense of the Transport Sector has launched to the Government has lasted. With a statement, this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. indefinite strike lifted convened from 00:00 hours on Monday, November 14.


With a statement in which they assure that “loaders, associations of the national transport committee, government unions, some media and a specific political party” had carried out a campaign to discredit all the Platform mobilizations.

Although Plataforma alleges these reasons to lift his indefinite strike, it is also true that yesterday he received a very little support on the manifestation that yesterday started from the Plaza de Atocha in Madrid. In addition, the different spokespersons of the large Spanish businesses pointed out that the day was being completely normal.

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The employer’s strike organized by Platform called its associates (self-employed and SMEs) to repeat the same images that were already experienced in March, when the association already achieved an unexpected impact, including shortage in some supermarkets.

Farmers, ranchers and “any other sector” of the citizenry who wanted to join their demands were also called to strike. They did not have the majority associations of carriers or the National Highway Transport Committee (CNTC) on their side, as happened eight months ago.

However, the impact achieved by this association (which does not facilitate the number of partners it has) has not been repeated on this occasion. So he general discontent He managed to get the Government to subsidize the purchase of fossil fuels with 20 cents/liter and direct aid worth 450 million euros for vehicle maintenance, among other institutional transfers.

The carriers threaten to paralyze Spain.  The question is whether it is a strike or a lockout

This time the claims have not been heard, nor have the associates responded to the call of their leaders, who promised to stay in Madrid with their trucks if necessary. On this occasion, the strike lasted a day and a half and the forecasts for 600 million euros of losses daily that were already predicted at the gates of one of the periods where it is consumed the most of the year.

Image: Madrid City Council

37 hours. That has been the time that the pulse that the National Platform in Defense of the Transport Sector…

37 hours. That has been the time that the pulse that the National Platform in Defense of the Transport Sector…

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