Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages

By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr 18th, 2019 @ 3:55am


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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says truckers have called off a strike over pay and working conditions that caused hundreds of gas stations across the country to run dry.

Infrastructure Minister Pedro Nuno Santos told a news conference Thursday that truckers ended their walkout after their employers agreed to start new talks later this month.

Santos says replenishing gas stations will take some time, however, and gas will not become immediately available in all areas.

The truckers want higher pay and shorter working hours.

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