02 Aug Road Haulers strike goes on in Portugal
On Saturday, June 16, the National Association of Portuguese Transporters (ANTP) will start a new National Road Transport strike in Portugal starting at 0 o’clock, which will include both the stopping of any activity of the transport sector and camion caracoles all over the country.
The protest action, which will be indefinite, is convened due to absence of any positive response from the Portuguese Government to the demands by ANTP, dealing with the serious economic situation in the road transport sector in Portugal, aggravated by the increase of diesel price, taxation and the harsh working conditions.
Since the start of the previous protest on May 28 until this Friday, June 15, the representatives of ANTP have held different meetings with the Secretary of State for Infrastructure, without having been able to reach any agreement, having given an ultimatum until today Friday.
The road haulers’ demands include the creation of a mechanism of automatic indexation of the increase of diesel in the tariffs of transport, a new regulation of access to the sector that limits the massive entry of new operators, a reduction of tolls on Portuguese highways and improvements in the social conditions of professional drivers.