France’s CGT Union Calls For July 4th Port Strike

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July 3, 2013

The Port of Marseille seen from L’Estaque

reuters logoPARIS, July 3 (Reuters) – France’s powerful CGT union has called for a 24-hour strike on July 4 in all French ports, which is likely to disrupt grain, oil and gas traffic at the Fos-Lavera oil hub and the grain ports on the Atlantic coast.

A CGT official told Reuters on Wednesday unions had called for the strike for several reasons. One of them was that the governement was not implementing a plan to help boost port activity forcefully enough.

“We don’t have the answers from the governemnt that we were expecting,” the official said.

Port workers still need to vote the strike at each of France’s ports.

(Reporting by Valerie Parent; Wriring by Muriel Boselli; Editing by Michel Rose)

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