France - Marseille’s oil port workers to continue strike - October 27, 2010

Workers at the Fos-Lavera oil terminal near Marseille who have been on strike for a month will continue their action until a deal is found with management, the local CGT union spokesman said on Wednesday 27 October. Pascal Galeote, the union spokesman, said contact had not been broken with management, but there were still several issues to be resolved. The protests at Fos-Lavera started on 27 September over working conditions and the planned port reform. They intensified in conjunction with the nationwide strikes over the pension reforms.  The Fos-Lavera oil terminal is the world's third-largest and key to the supplying of French refineries.




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