France: Rail workers strike as protests continue



    France: Rail workers strike as protests continue

    May 31, Paris: French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms. A demonstration in Nantes, western France, against government planned labour law reforms.

    This is expected to further disrupt a transport network already suffering from a shortage of fuel, reports said.

    French President Francois Hollande has insisted he will not back down over the reforms, which aim to make it easier to recruit and dismiss employees.

    France is hosting the Euro 2016 football championships in less than two weeks.

    Further transport disruption is likely later in the week as Paris metro staffs are due to begin indefinite action on Thursday and Air France pilots have voted to strike over pay.

    On Monday, six of France's eight oil refineries were still halted or running at reduced capacity due to union action.

    Workers at the oil terminal in the northern port of Le Havre, which supplies Paris's two main airports, have voted to extend their blockade until Wednesday, BBC reported.

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