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18 Apr 2019 | 12:45 PM UTC

Portugal: Nationwide truck drivers' strike ends April 18 /update 2

Portugal News Alert

Truck drivers call off nationwide strike April 18; transportation and travel disruptions remain possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal, Faro, Porto

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The Portuguese government has announced, on Thursday April 18, that the truck drivers' strike initiated on Monday, April 15, has ended. Fuel truck drivers have reportedly agreed to resume negotiations with the government notably over better working conditions.

Lingering transportation disruptions in Faro, Lisbon, and Porto, as well as flight disruptions (e.g. delays and cancelations) at Faro (FAO) and Lisbon (LIS) airports remain possible over the coming hours and days. 


The nationwide strike, which began on Monday, April 15, has affected airports, fire stations, ports, public transportation, and gas stations in Lisbon, Faro, and Porto, among other cities, leading to an energy crisis across the country declared by the government on April 16.


Individuals in Portugal, especially those in Faro, Lisbon, and Porto, are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Individuals flying via FAO and LIS are advised to confirm flight reservations before departing for the airport and contact their airline for more information.


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