Why the Strike?
According to AP (Associated Press), 2,000 gas stations in Sao Paulo were temporary run out of fuel due to a strike by 800 fuel truck drivers. Truckers are protesting the city government’s attempt to limit the hours in some of the city’s highways which can be used by truckers where big trucks can drive in such as Tiete Marginal.
Sao Paulo has fleet of more than 7 million cars and also the more than 5 million people who use the public bus system every day to get to and from work since “truckers are not delivering fuel to bus companies” while:
“the strike dose not affect deliveries to airports, hospitals and police and fire stations,” said the vice president of the Sao Paulo Truck Drivers Union Claudinei Pelegrini.
How Gasoline truck drivers ended their strike in Sao Paulo?
(AP) On Thursday 8 March, and after 3 days strike that emptied many gas stations in Sao Paulo city, Truckers Union officials announced the end of the Strike. On Tuesday 6th, a judge ruled that unions would be fined one million reals ($565,000) a day during the duration of the strike.