The transport strike threatens a ‘Black Friday’ and will cost 600 million a day
Carriers have started an indefinite strike called by the National Platform for the Protection of the Transport Sector at midnight this Monday, which could cost the economy 600 million euros a day, as important campaigns such as the campaign shut down activity. ‘Black Friday’ or Christmas. The loss was predicted by Eduardo Erastorza, a professor at OBS Business School, based on figures drawn from the ‘Black Friday’ report, during which it is calculated that sales Spain increased by 706%Although the record in the European Union may be set by Germany, where growth is expected to be 2,418%.
A platform that brings together self-employment and small businesses, though the number of its allies is unknown, is coming together in protest. Non-compliance by shippers (Consumers of Carriers) Act which prohibits low-cost work and free participation of drivers in loading and unloading operations. The same organization went on a 20-day transport strike last March. Critical issues in the supply chain.
Unlike that protest, which was joined by some other organizations viz Fenadismer, Fetransa or FeintraAt this time, both employers’ associations and sectoral unions grouped in the National Committee for Road Transport (CNTC) did not support the strike. As a result of that first strike and an earlier threat from the CNTC in December 2021, Between last March and August, two reals were approved Decree-laws with measures to improve the situation in the sector are agreed between the National Committee and the Ministry of Transport.
At the beginning of August, the Royal Decree-Law 14/2022 on financial stability measures in the transport sector was published, which includes amendments to Law 15/2009 on the land transport of goods contracts. Ensure transportation cost Actual personal expenses and expenses incurred by the carrier are higher.
Further investigation is required
However, small carriers protested that loading companies “don’t offer or pay prices that really reflect the price. Emergence of a fair, healthy and viable economy“, as well as the inaction of the administration in controlling the application of the law. For this reason, in a letter sent to the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, at the end of October, the platform List of suggested changes (Copied from the French Transport Code) to ensure the achievement of the desired objectives in the Royal Decree Law of August.
The ministry, in a meeting with the platform’s management last Thursday, promised to “strengthen” inspections and sanction to guarantee that carriers do not operate below their cost. In the coming weeks, a 2023 inspection plan, Which will include specific action in the first instance to control prices, defects and loading and unloading as per approved rules.
The Platform requested that these declarations of commitment be consolidated into one document Signed before midnight on Sunday, so that the carriers know when and how they can assess when they are going to call a strike, which didn’t happen, so the mob continues. The carriers will participate in the first day of the strike this Monday A demonstration in Madrid The platform hopes that it will be a walking tour from Plaza de Carlos V (Atocha) to the Ministry of Transport and will also involve organizations from other sectors such as agriculture, livestock and hospitality.
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