CGT Union Calls for More French Port Strikes

France’s CGT union  has extended the strike at the Fos-Lavera oil terminal in the southern port of Marseille  until Friday June 17th,  Reuters reports.

In addition, the union is calling for a nationwide port strike on June 23rd and June 28th as part of ongoing protests against the government’s labor reform bill.

As we have reported before, port workers have participated in rolling nationwide strikes in recent weeks, notably disrupting activity at the oil terminal in Le Havre, northern France, which handles about 40 percent of French crude imports.

The strike, now in its fourth week, is part of a nationwide rolling protest against a planned labor reform and has delayed the loading and unloading of about 70 oil, LNG and chemical tankers at the port, a CGT union official in Marseille said.

RCL Agencies will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates once available