Spanish truck drivers announce strike for December 20-22, 2021

Citing grievances over rising diesel prices and working conditions, Spain’s National Road Transportation Committee (CNTC) has announced a three day strike for December 20-22, 2021.

The CNTC says the action is in response to the “exorbitant rise” in the cost of diesel, which it described as the “deathblow to a sector that has been struggling since before the pandemic.”  Diesel represents about one-third of the industry’s costs. 

The government, through the minister of Transport has initiated negotiations in attempt to avoid a strike.  If the strike goes forward this will impact all transport moves, both regular pickups or container transport to/from ports. 

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