Transport workers' strike

Danone to halt activity at its factories if hauliers' strike does not stop within 24 hours

Industrial action intensifies and pickets cut off access to the port of Barcelona

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One of Danone's factories to the State ./ DANONE

BarcelonaThe companies that work with fresh food are already considering interrupting their activity due to the hauliers' strike which begins its ninth day this Tuesday. This is the case of Danone, which this morning announced that if industrial action had not ceased within 24 hours the company would be forced to interrupt production at its four dairy plants and three water bottling plants in Spain.

In a statement, Danone said if an agreement was not reached in the coming hours, Danone would be forced to interrupt the milk collection process, and as a result, the production process of its factories and subsequent transfer to food distribution chains of both dairy products and mineral water. "Danone wants to show its deep discomfort with this situation and the serious consequences it is causing not only among all the workers and industries involved, but in society as a whole," it adds.

Access to port cut off

The hauliers' strike has intensified this Tuesday in Catalonia, after a very discreet week. There are a hundred pickets that are preventing trucks' access to collect goods and then distribute them. At the moment, however, few trucks have tried to access facilities, who have done so escorted by a strong police presence. The port claims that it is in contact with security forces to "guarantee that work can be carried out in the terminals and to ensure the supply chain".

The strike, called by the minoritarian Platform for the Defense of Transport, has been joined this Tuesday by the federation of transport associations representing small and medium-sized companies, Fenadismer, after they branded the announcement made on Monday afternoon of the Spanish government to offer €500m to the sector to cope with rising fuel prices as insufficient.