Portugal fuel-tanker drivers say they will suspend strike, negotiate

Lisbon - Portugal’s fuel-tanker drivers will suspend a five-day-old strike that led to fuel rationing at filling stations and negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks, their union said on Friday.


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Portugal’s striking fuel-tanker drivers ready to talk to employers

Lisbon - Portugal’s striking fuel-tanker drivers said on Wednesday they were ready to sit down with employers, in what appeared to be the first conciliatory gesture in an industrial stoppage that has led to petrol rationing in the busy tourist season.

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Ryanair’s Irish pilots agree to talks as strike looms

Ryanair’s Irish pilots agree to talks as strike looms

Dublin - Europe’s largest budget airline suffered a number of strikes a year ago after a rocky start to its move to recognise unions for the first time, and is under pressure again with pilots in its home market threatening to join cabin crew in Portugal and pilots in Britain on the picket line this month.

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