French Ports Workers to Join Strike on September 15th

Port workers in France are preparing for a nationwide strike which is set to begin on Thursday September 15th , 2016, to protest proposed labour reforms,  Reuters reports.

The reforms would mean that it would be much easier for companies to terminate employment; the CGT union led a protest earlier in the year demanding the proposal be dismissed.

On September 5, 2016 local Calais residents and Port of Calais truck workers staged a week long protest blocking exit from the port to demonstrate against the permanent status of the migrant camp known as ‘the jungle’, which the French government has announced is to be closed.

The planned move could disrupt oil, grains and other commodities shipment at French ports.

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