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Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages

Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages Photo: AP.

April 18, 2019 06:22 AM

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.

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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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