Unionized fuel station managers in Italy plan to strike nationwide, Dec. 13-16

Unionized fuel station managers plan to strike nationwide from 22:00 Dec. 13 to 22:00 Dec. 16. The industrial action will affect motorway service stations. Managers are opposed to government plans to restructure motorway service stations.

Unless averted, motorists and haulers using the motorway network will not be able to purchase fuel at service stations. The action may prompt panic buying of fuel before it starts, which in turn may lead to fuel shortages. It may also prompt congestion around fuel stations close to motorway junctions.