Seven Of Eight French Refineries Cut Off Fuel Supplies Due To Strike

Workers of seven of the eight refineries in France are on strike amid ongoing protests in the country against government-planned pension reform, writes Agence France-Presse with reference to the head of the chemical industry of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT Chimie) Emmanuel Lepine.

The strike affected Donges, Gonfreville, Grandpuits, Feyzin and La Mede refineries owned by Total, according to reports from CGT and Total. It is reported that the refineries stopped supplying products.

ExxonMobil refineries in Fos-sur-Mer and Petroineos Lavera refineries were also blocked.

Participants in the nationwide strike are expressing dissatisfaction with the French government’s planned pension reform, which aims to eliminate special categories for members of a number of professions that allow them to retire early or receive higher benefits.

source: afp.com

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