French workers keep fighting for justice

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25 May 2016

France’s CGT trade union is determined to make ongoing nationwide strikes felt, its representatives have said.

Most recently, workers have voted in favour of 24-hour action at the Nogent nuclear plant, starting on Wednesday evening (May 25).

Fuel has been hit all round, with oil refineries and depots blocked in protest at not only new labour reforms, but the way they were pushed through.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls invoked article 49.3 of the Constitution allowing the government to bypass parliament.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

France: Refineries under blockade as more strikes start today

Tuesday 31st May 2016

OIL tankers were backed up outside Marseille port yesterday as the French government braced itself for a new round of strikes across the transport sector today.

Sea ports, railways, the Paris Metro and possibly airports will be hit by the walkouts over a variety of industry-specific disputes in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship, which kicks off on June 10. The strikes take place against the backdrop of mass protests against the government’s plan to raise weekly working-time limits from 35 hours to 46 hours, dubbed the El Khomri law.

With some 2.5 million supporters expected to attend matches across the country, further disruption is expected.

Workers at national rail firm SNCF begin their strike today while the Paris transit authority RATP staff will walk out on Thursday. Air traffic controllers are expected to join on Friday.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls had held talks with CGT union general secretary Philippe Martinez in recent days, raising hopes of a deal.

But on Sunday Mr Valls returned to his stubborn rhetoric as strikers blockaded all eight of France’s oil refineries and the oil depot at Port-de-Bouc near Marseille, further worsening shortages at the petrol pumps.

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