LISBON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Striking stevedores at the Portuguese port of Setubal and the port administration reached a deal on Friday to end a strike that started 40 days ago and has blocked shipments of cars made at a Volkswagen plant nearby, and other goods.
“There is a deal to hire precarious stevedores in Setubal, which was the main demand. Loadings can start today if there are ships ready,” said Renato Teixeira, a spokesman for stevedores union SEAL.
The Volkswagen Autoeuropa plant near Lisbon is Portugal’s single largest exporter. (Reporting By Andrei Khalip, editing by Axel Bugge)