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Some ports, refineries may join French general strike on September 21

London (Platts)--20 Sep 2017 746 am EDT/1146 GMT


Some French ports and refineries are likely to join a general strike on Thursday called by the CGT labor union against changes to labor law.

The port of Le Havre in Northwest France as well as the CIM oil terminal could join the industrial action, according to shipping sources.

It will be the second industrial action this month following a day of protest on September 12 when the impact on refineries and product deliveries was said to be minimal.

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Total Gonfreville refinery was also expected to join the strike.

French oil major Total said it was aware of the industrial action and has taken measures to limit the impact on customers.

The last strike against the proposed amendments in the labor law in June 2016 saw huge disruption to French oil product supplies. The Loi Travail, or El Khomri Law, was adopted last summer.

--Elza Turner, elza.turner@spglobal.com

--Peter Farrell, peter.farrell@spglobal.com

--Edited by Dan Lalor, daniel.lalor@spglobal.com




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