\ The islands will be the first community to avoid the strike thanks to the direct aid announced by President Armengol.
\ The executive activates an extraordinary line of 5.5 million euros to help freight hauliers cope with the rising cost of fuel.
The Minister of Mobility and Housing, Josep Marí, today informed of the agreement reached with representatives of the freight transport sector of the Balearic Federation of Transport, which will establish direct aid to the sector worth 5.5 million euros.
This is an extraordinary line of aid created through the Departments of Mobility and Economic Model that will help alleviate the impact of the situation generated by the war in Ukraine on transport costs and, specifically, on the transport of goods. This agreement allows the strike announced for 28 March to be called off.
Minister Marí stressed that “the Balearic Islands has thus become the first autonomous community in Spain to create a specific line of aid for the freight transport sector. We are a government with a president who agrees with social dialogue on direct aid to the affected sectors and hours later puts it into practice”.
The agreement announced by Minister Marí also includes the Govern’s support to ensure the application of state regulations that limit abuses of freight carriers in loading and unloading operations, as well as in the waiting time to deliver goods to the destination centres.
Today in the afternoon a new meeting was held between the Govern and the freight transport sector with the participation of the Minister of Mobility and Housing, Josep Marí; the Minister of Economic Model, Tourism and Labour, Iago Negueruela; the Director General of Mobility, Jaume Mateu; the Director General of Economic Model, Llorenç Pou; the President of the Agrupación de Transportes de Mercancías de Baleares-FEBT, Ezequiel Horrach; the Secretary of this group, Carles Ramis, and Salvador Servera, Manager of the Federación Balear de Transportes.