Port Workers Block French Port Le Havre

Please note that  port workers have blocked the road entrances to France’s largest container port, Le Havre, as nationwide protest kicks off against the reform of French labor codes, according to 76 Actu.

Demonstrations at Rouen and Le Havre ports began with roadblocks at 5:00 am on September 21, 2017. Port workers in Le Havre have blocked the roads near the Trade Basin, on the Quay of Georges-V, on Georges-Pompidou road, as well as on the Avenue du Général-Archinard, causing traffic jams.

The National Federation des Ports et Docks (CGT Dockers) had previously declared a 24-hour strike.

A blockade of the Port of ​​Rouen, Seine-Maritime, also immobilized road traffic routes. The blockade was carried out by dockers, road workers and industrial workers from the trade unions of General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Sud, and L’Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (UNEF). They prevented access to the liquid bulk terminal operated by Rubis and started fires with what appeared to be tires and pallets.

Please be guided accordingly. RCL Agencies will provide more updates once available.