ANA advises passengers with flights at Lisbon and Faro airports to contact their airlines of their flights, regretting “the inconvenience to passengers” and hoping that “the situation will be resolved with the utmost urgency by the competent authorities” .Government advances with civil requisition in strike of dangerous goods drivers
Strike of drivers of hazardous materials affects fuel supply.
The government today approved a resolution of the Council of Ministers that recognizes the need for civil requisition in the case of the dangerous drivers’ strike, which began on Monday.
According to a statement from the presidency of the Council of Ministers, “the ongoing strike affects the supply of fuels to airports, and ports, as well as fuel supplies to public transport companies and gas stations in Greater Lisbon and Greater Porto “ANA said on Tuesday emergency fuel reserves were hit at Faro airport and it expects the oil companies to stop supplying Lisbon by 12.00 p.m., which could cause “service disruptions”.
ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal therefore admits that “since the minimum services have not been ensured and due to the time required for the civil requisition to have practical effects, our airports may have service disruptions at the operational level”. Airport manager “to monitor the situation at all times”.
Contacted by Lusa, the airport manager reports that “Faro airport has already been hit by emergency supplies, and fuel supplies have been suspended by oil companies since Monday [Monday].”
For Humberto Delgado Airport, in Lisbon, “the same fuel supply interruption is expected by oil companies, starting at noon today”.
Speaking to the Lusa news agency early Tuesday morning, Francisco São Bento of the National Syndicate of Dangerous Goods Drivers (SNMMP) on strike said that the union structure foresaw that in the early afternoon the Lisbon and Faro airports would be without fuel.
The national strike of drivers of hazardous materials, 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 and was challenged the minimum services defined by the Government.
According to the union’s data, in the early morning about 40% to 50% of the stations and supply were already out of fuel.