Transport Strike Starting Friday

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Transport Strike Starting Friday

Postby La Raya » Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:53 am

There is an indefinate general transport strike called to start this Friday 7th June, at midnight. This is to protest at fuel prices. It might affect deliveries of fuel and supermarket goods depending on how long it goes on for. Could be worth stocking up just in case. :(

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Re: Transport Strike Starting Friday

Postby Colinm » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:24 am

nothing like starting a bit of panic to cause shortages and price increases :cry:

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Re: Transport Strike Starting Friday

Postby La Raya » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 pm

Sorry Colin, didn't mean to panic you! :wink:

Just thought people should be aware of it. If for example someone were planning to travel somewhere next week and needed some fuel for their car, it "might" be an idea to get it before the weekend.

The transport union web site says "huelga indefinido" ..... might be two days could be two weeks.... personally I prefer to buy a few things just in case.

I don't think ADC members panic easily 8), and the 200 or so who read this in different parts of southern Spain, are hardly like to cause shortages and price increases even if we all go out and shop at the same time. :lol:

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Postby Paula » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:30 pm

oh, hope me forwarding this thread by email to 10,000 on CDS doesn't cause a problem :wink:

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Postby Beachcomber » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:34 pm

What do these thick-headed, bird-brained union people hope to achieve in a country which is already on the brink of ruin?

Why don't they go and demonstrate in Saudi Arabia or some of the other oil-producing countries that are causing the increase in the price? (If they dare)

The current socialist government may be responsible for most of the country's current woes but the price of oil is one thing that can't be laid at Rodríguez's door.

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Postby La Raya » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:23 am

Paula wrote:oh, hope me forwarding this thread by email to 10,000 on CDS doesn't cause a problem :wink:
I can see the supermarkets emptying as we speak. :oops: :shock:

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Postby Lavanda » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:47 am

Is this just road transport or does it include trains and planes. What does 'general transport' cover? Just wondering as I'm off to Madrid by train on Monday to pick my sister up from the airport.

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Postby La Raya » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:12 am

Sorry, it's a general (national) strike of road transport that has been called. Don't think it includes trains, but may include buses. Not sure about that.

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Postby detourer » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:28 am

Oh no.......not a strike of transport..........does that mean I will have to wait for a parts delivery from Madrid for ANOTHER day.........will I notice after 3 weeks waiting already.

Like I care.............

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Postby El Cid » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:16 pm

Beachcomber wrote:What do these thick-headed, bird-brained union people hope to achieve in a country which is already on the brink of ruin?

Why don't they go and demonstrate in Saudi Arabia or some of the other oil-producing countries that are causing the increase in the price? (If they dare)

The current socialist government may be responsible for most of the country's current woes but the price of oil is one thing that can't be laid at Rodríguez's door.
As I understand it, it's not so much the price of fuel that they are complaining about, it's the question of illegal "dumping" by some freight companies where they are doing business below cost.

They want the government to increase the fines and introduce similar anti-dumping legislation to that introduced in France, Belgium and Italy.

http://www.elmundo.es/mundodinero/2008/ ... 94543.html

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Postby country boy » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:41 pm

Interesting link here for info....also the page layout looks vaguely familiar :?
http://trucknetuk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=32665
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Postby Jool » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:05 pm

Oh heck.....never realised there was a truck net but I guess there are clubs all over............

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Postby MarkF » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:40 am

El Cid wrote:As I understand it, it's not so much the price of fuel that they are complaining about, it's the question of illegal "dumping" by some freight companies where they are doing business below cost.

They want the government to increase the fines and introduce similar anti-dumping legislation to that introduced in France, Belgium and Italy.

http://www.elmundo.es/mundodinero/2008/ ... 94543.html

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But that is the EU "One size fit all" policy, it'll never work, just like "anti-dumping legislation" which sounds remarkably like protectionism to me, that doesn't work either.

Sorry I don't have a solution :D

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Postby Don » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:59 pm

Today the local lunchtime chat was about a number of gasolineras around Sevilla already running dry of fuel as a consequence of the strike.

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Postby country boy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:37 pm

:cry: I understand in Madrid they are hanging bricks on ropes from the over-bridges on the motorway at lorry windscreen height, nice people!

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Postby bubba » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:36 pm

diesel has run out in fuengirola petrol station near dunnes, a big cue on churriana road at petrol station.

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Postby Kmoppz » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:07 pm

So it's starting to bite....

Could get very difficult over the next we weeks.

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Postby JAWG » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:13 pm

Doesn't effect me because I am not there. But does anyone have any definitive info as to what, where, and how of this strike.
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Postby Kmoppz » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:19 pm

from BBC web site.

We were travelling down from Nice last night and were very tired after our business trip. We were jumped upon by many of the protesters on the boarder and felt very intimidated by the way they jumped out in front of our van. We told them we had nothing in the van and needed to get back to our home where my children, 24 and 13, were waiting for our arrival. They told us we would be sleeping there and would not allow us through. We had nothing in the van so eventually they allowed us to pass. I agree that protests are needed to but scaring people at 0230 is not the way to go about this and should allow people to make up their own minds to join in any protests.
Nicola, Girona, Spain

I am a grower and exporter of organic fresh vegetables from Spain into the rest of Europe. Guaranteed, our season ends in July, but I still have crops in the ground that need to be harvested and exported to my supermarket customers. I am currently looking at sea freight alternatives so as not to let my UK customers down.
Jose Manuel Escobar, El Ejido, Spain


Longer queues are starting to form at petrol stations here, as people fill up just in case. I also went to the supermarket early this morning as always but it was three times as busy as usual. If this carries on, petrol stations and supermarkets will be empty of fuel and fresh produce within a few days. Let's hope it doesn't last too long, everyone is affected by the massive hikes in fuel. This is the fault of governments which should have seen this coming years ago and prepared for it, together with the huge oil companies which probably "persuaded" them not to do anything.
John Wilkings, Benahavis, Spain

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Postby Cassandra » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:30 pm

Kmoppz wrote:from BBC web site.

I am a grower and exporter of organic fresh vegetables from Spain into the rest of Europe. Guaranteed, our season ends in July, but I still have crops in the ground that need to be harvested and exported to my supermarket customers. I am currently looking at sea freight alternatives so as not to let my UK customers down.
Jose Manuel Escobar, El Ejido, Spain
A pity he won't sell it here, El Ejido is only about an 1-1½ hours from us but organic vegetables are next to impossible to buy in our area. I guess the lorry strike would affect him either way though :roll:


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