France braces for more port strikes this Thursday

France braces for more port strikes this Thursday

France is bracing for more strikes at its ports. Workers belonging to the CGT trade union are set to take part in a nationwide strike against labour reforms on Thursday.

The same union conducted a series of strikes at ports across France between April and June which brought the nation’s fuel reserves in trouble and saw plenty of panic fuel buying at pumps across the country.

The union is demanding that the government ditches proposed labour reforms.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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