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Refinery and Port Workers in France Vote to End Strike

2:00 PM MDT | November 2, 2010 | Ian Young

Workers at France's 12 refineries, and at the Fos-Lavéra oil terminal in the port of Marseille, have voted to return to work after more than one month of strike action. Refinery workers had been protesting plans by the French government to increase the retirement age in France from 60, to 62 and workers at Fos-Lavéra, as well as in the port of Le Havre, had been blockading oil terminals in protest at government plans to reform port legislation. The resulting refinery shutdowns, together with widespread transport disruption, caused cuts in production...

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