Prio says that trucks to supply the network will leave at 2 pm


THE information was disclosed in a statement after several filling stations closed due to a stock break caused by a strike by drivers transporting dangerous goods.

Prio has a network of about 250 filling stations.

According to official source of the company, by 12:45 today "more than two-thirds [dos postos estavam] in 'stock' or risk of breakage.

The strike of drivers of dangerous goods, which began at 00:00 on Monday, was called by the National Union of Dangerous Goods Drivers (SNMMP) for an indefinite period to claim recognition of the specific professional category.

On Tuesday, the race for fuel stations was generated, causing chaos in the traffic lanes.

The Portuguese Association of Petroleum Companies (Apetro) reported today that fuel supplies have not yet been resumed, despite the civil demand, and that there are already "practically" brands with the network depleted.

The prime minister admitted today to extend minimum services and said that the fuel supply is "fully assured" for airports, security forces and emergency.

On Tuesday, alleging noncompliance with the minimum services decreed, the Government proceeded with the civil requisition, stating that by Thursday the workers to request must correspond "to those who are available to ensure functions in minimum services and, in their absence or insufficiency, those on the service scale ".

At the end of Tuesday afternoon, the government declared the "alert situation" due to the strike, advancing with exceptional measures to secure supplies and, at an overnight meeting with the National Association of Public Freight Carriers (ANTRAM) and the union, the minimum services were defined.

GNR's military are on duty throughout the country so fuel-laden trucks can refuel and leave the parks without affecting road traffic.

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