Self-employed transporters and SMEs are joining farmers in calling for an indefinite strike from Saturday

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Self-employed transporters and SMEs are joining farmers in calling for an indefinite strike from Saturday

This is the same platform that – despite not having the support of the employers’ organizations that unite major companies in the sector – already promoted a twenty-day strike in March 2022.

The National Platform for the Defense of the Transport Sectorwhich brings together thousands of independent road hauliers and SMEs, today announced that it has decided to join the farmers protest with the call for an indefinite strike starting next Saturday.

This was announced on Monday by the same platform that – despite not having the support of the employers’ organizations that unite the major companies in the sector – already promoted a twenty-day strike in March 2022 that brought the supply chain under control. of the Spanish state.

This strike, together with farmers and ranchers, is open to all movements and sectors that deem it appropriate, according to the call platform, which also asks for the support and participation of civil society.

The strike has been announced for next Saturday, Feb. 10although the platform indicates that it is awaiting approval in Madrid from transporters, drivers and other participating sectors.

As for the concentration location and starting time in Madrid, the same source indicates that this will be communicated in the coming days.

The platform has submitted the application support and participation of civil society in the planned actions and events, as well as in the cooperation of the transport sector “in light of the circumstances arising this week from farmers during their protests.”

Following this communication from the National Transport Platform, the Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Oscar Puentesaid on Monday in Mérida that any strike currently announced in the transport sector “is absolutely unjustified”.

The Spanish Freight Transport Confederation (CETM) In a note, he showed his respect for the demands of the agricultural sector and clarified that, as with transport, it is “essential to guarantee the well-being” of citizens and the Spanish economy.

The CETM emphasizes that it will continue to support dialogue and negotiations with the Ministry of Transport and Mobility “to address the issues threatening the sector” of road freight transport.

Source: EITB

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