In recent days, Spanish farmers have taken to the streets to protest the low prices they receive for their produce. They are closing highways and distribution centers to draw attention to their situation. The independent transportation sector, which includes thousands of truck drivers, is now joining these protests through an indefinite strike.
Independent transportation sector an actress door National Transportation Advocacy PlatformHe accuses the government of pushing them into the conflict by not wanting to talk to them. According to them, the government is not taking meaningful action and they are only talking to it National Committee for the Transport of Goods by Road (CNTC) They represent 32,000 companies and 60,000 drivers, and the platform is not affiliated with them.
The strike is not supported by official representatives of the sector. These organizations, which represent the sector in discussions with the government, see no reason to take any action. According to them, the situation is no longer as critical as it was in 2022 and 2023 when fuel prices rose. In March 2022, the unofficial platform for independent drivers shut down the country for 20 days.
The independent transport sector strongly criticizes the passivity of official representatives. According to them, these large organizations never defend the interests of small entrepreneurs. The chief activist also particularly criticized Deputy Prime Minister Yolanda Díaz, who, according to him, has no experience of the reality in rural areas.
Leader National Transportation Advocacy Platform He stresses that they should all join together in protest. It calls for respect for the decisions that are made, even if not all of them agree. Division will only harm their cause. It also encourages small business owners from other sectors to join these activities.
The leader of independent drivers calls on ordinary citizens to show understanding and support for their actions. He stresses that they are not looking for conflict, but they feel forced to take this step because the government is blackmailing them and does not take them seriously. He hopes to get huge expressions of support from residents.
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