Strikes hit French terminals

Strikes hit French terminals

More strikes hit northern French terminals from early this morning. Workers in the oil sector belonging to the CGT and FO unions voted yesterday to begin a strike at Exxon Mobil’s 240,000 barrels-per-day Port Jerome refinery. Workers at a port terminal in Le Havre, which handles large volumes of imported petroleum products, also voted to strike.

The Port Jerome workers will join the rolling nationwide protest that began in March, looking to get the government to withdraw unpopular labour market 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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