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Striking drivers agree to deliver emergency supplies to hospitals and airports


Devdiscourse News Desk lisbon Spain
Updated: 17-04-2019 14:45 IST
Striking drivers agree to deliver emergency supplies to hospitals and airports

The government said in a statement posted online that union representatives had agreed to obey the emergency decree in talks held late on Tuesday. Image Credit: Flickr

Striking fuel-tanker drivers have agreed to provide essential supplies to emergency services such as hospitals and airports, the government said on Wednesday, but their strike continued, worsening fuel shortages in cities and towns country-wide.

Portugal declared an "energy crisis" on Tuesday after the strike forced it to order striking workers to get back on the road immediately as airports resorted to emergency reserves, forcing at least one flight to be cancelled. The government said in a statement posted online that union representatives had agreed to obey the emergency decree in talks held late on Tuesday.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Spain

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