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30 Oct 2019 | 09:07 AM UTC

Spain: Transportation strike in Catalonia on October 30

Spain News Alert

Logistic sector calls for a 48-hour strike across the Catalonia region on October 30 amid independence protests; heightened security reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona, Catalonia, Plaça de la Paeria, Lleida

Event

The UGT and COOO transportation and logistics unions have called for a 24-hour strike across Catalonia due to the lack of progress in the negotiation of the Merchandise and Logistics Agreement in terms of salaries. Related protests are expected across Catalonia.

One protest has already been reported at Barcelona's port as of the early morning (local time), where participants have blocked three entrances to the ports, producing transportation disruptions for those circulating in the area. Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) indicated that over 20 bus lines are affected, and local police indicated that there are traffic disruptions on Carrer A at Carrer Quatre. Further disruption in likely throughout the day, including in other parts of the city.

Another is scheduled in Lleida at 10:00 at Plaça de la Paeria.

There are ongoing independence protests across Catalonia in parallel, which have been disruptive. The logistics protests are likely to render the situation more tense.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are likely to remain throughout Wednesday in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia.  

Advice

Individuals in Catalonia, notably in Barcelona, are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate delays, plan additional travel time, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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