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05 Sep 2019 | 08:34 AM UTC

Portugal: Fuel tank drivers to strike in key areas September 7-22 /update 4

Portugal News Alert

Fuel tank drivers begin another round of strikes in Lisbon, Porto, Faro September 7-22; fuel shortages possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Lisbon). COUNTRY/REGION Portugal, Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Airport), Porto International Airport (OPO), Faro Airport (FAO)

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Members of the National Union of Hazardous Drivers (SNMMP) are set to begin another strike beginning on Saturday, September 7, until Sunday, September 22. Participants will seek to denounce overtime, weekend, and holiday wages. This will be the third such strike in six months. Union representatives stated that no minimum services will be ensured during the strike period, raising concerns that fuel shortages may therefore a possibility over the coming weeks across the country. Airport operations may therefore be affected by the strike. During the strike in August airports used fuel reserves to continue operating flights.

Associated protests and marches are possible during the strike period.


Individuals in Portugal and those traveling via Portuguese airports are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, contact their airlines to confirm itineraries, and possibly expect long wait times for departures.


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