French union ends 26-day oil strike

  • 18/06/2016
French union ends 26-day oil strike

France's hardline CGT union has ended a strike that had paralysed traffic for 26 days at the Fos Lavera oil terminals on the Mediterranean, the country's biggest oil hub, a management official at port operator Fluxel says.

"Unloading resumed at the port at 9pm on Friday," the official said.

More than 50 oil tankers and other vessels had been held up in the harbour near Marseille, unable to unload cargo, since CGT union members joined the France-wide rolling protest against a government labour reform on May 23.