Call off the national strike of land transport of goods

EFE / Rodrigo Jimenez

Madrid, Dec 17 (EFE) .- The National Road Transport Committee (CNTC) has called off the strike that carriers had planned to carry out on December 20, 21 and 22 after reaching an agreement this Friday night with the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.
In a statement, the CNTC has highlighted the agreement reached “the prohibition of the driver’s participation in loading and unloading operations”, as well as the reduction to half of waiting times, “from which the carrier will have right to compensation “, in addition to the” treatment of drivers at loading and unloading centers. “
The employer’s association has highlighted that the commitment has been achieved to incorporate “in an imperative way into the law” the clause of stabilization of the price of diesel in the transport contracts, without the possibility of an agreement “to the contrary.”
In this sense, he pointed out that it is a claim that the sector has been pursuing for years with the aim of “balancing the relationships between carriers and customers.”
In addition to these measures, the Ministry has promised not to implement tolls for heavy transport without the consensus of the CNTC.
On the other hand, regarding the possible increase in the loading capacity of the trucks, the employers have pointed out that “any modification will be made progressively and only in certain transport specialties, always with the participation of the CNTC.”
A measure, he assures, “adopted for the sake of sustainability and efficiency and as a manifestation of the transport sector’s commitment to improving the environment.”

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