Angry Chinese Truckers in Mass Strike as Fuel Costs Overtake Haulage Fees

Rising fuel prices and strikes have hit China’s truck market.

Truckers across the country have staged mass protests and refused to work over the weekend. They claim transport fees are no longer sustainable in the face of rising fuel costs.

In the past few days, strikes have been recorded in Anhui, Chongqing, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Zhejiang.

Spokesperson for labour watchdog China Labour Bulletin Geoff Crothall said that, while protests had occurred in the past, he “could not recall” one of a similar scale.

In the past 12 months, fuel costs have increased by some 8.5% and, while the government has yet to issue any official communication on the issue, it reportedly cut prices by about $20 on Friday.

Read more in an article from The Loadstar.

Source: CIFFA

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