Transport strike in Spain
A truck drivers' strike in Spain is continuing amid anger at high fuel costs. It started as a small demonstration from a minor transport association but has snowballed into a bigger protest. The protest has channelled the growing social discontent in Spain as it suffers the consequences of inflation that is linked to soaring energy prices. The Spanish government says it plans to introduce measures against high energy and fuel prices later this month, something that has been done by other governments across Europe as energy prices fuel rising consumer prices.
As a result, the strike action has knock-on effects: blocking ports, causing traffic jams, and producing shortages of fuel, building materials, and food products in supermarkets. Please be assured that we will be monitoring the situation very closely and we will do our level best to keep disruptions to a minimum.