The National Road Transport Committee (CNTC), in which the main companies in the sector are present, is not satisfied with the proposals to improve its activity proposed by the Executive. Thus, threatens to make the strike called between December 20 and 22 indefinite.
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The Committee affirms that this Thursday it has met with the Secretary of State for Transport, Isabel Pardo de Vera, "in order to assess the working document sent from the Ministry (...) to respond to the requests of the sector ".
Improvements, they claim, focused on four areas: the prohibition of drivers from loading and unloading trucks, the non-implementation of the Eurovignette, mandatory application of the fuel cost review clause and the construction of safe rest areas for the professionals.
In this Thursday's meeting, the president of the CNTC, Carmelo González Sayas, has indicated that the transporters associations "rejectzan entirely the document proposed "by the Ministry," considering that, not only does it not respond to what is requested by the sector, but even is more restrictive than the commitment made by the previous Secretary of State, Pedro Saura, on July 23 ".
"Not the right answer"
They consider that "there is no adequate answer to issues such as the prohibition of the driver's participation in loading and unloading operations; reduction of waiting times; mandatory application of diesel price review clause; refund of overdue amounts of the sanitary cent; non-application of the Eurovignette and other points claimed for years ", emphasize the employers.
In addition, the Committee has agreed to challenge the Royal Decree granting aid for the transformation of fleets, "because it is understood that it is severely discriminatory for the transport of goods, when aid is denied to this sector that is granted to other vehicles powered by the same energies for other areas of transport ".
In short, the CNTM does not see progress, but rather "you perceive an unwillingness to reach an agreement on the part of the Government, for which it has invited him to make a new proposal that, if it is not considered sufficient, may lead to a hardening of the unemployment conditions, which it could become undefined. "