Marseilles strike ends
Workers at oil terminals at France’s Port of Marseilles on Saturday voted to return to work and end the 18-day strike action.
On Friday, 64 ships, including 34 oil tankers, were stuck outside the Mediterranean port. The French Union of Petroleum Industries estimated that the industrial action was costing tanker operators between 15,000 euros and 50,000 euros ($20,000 and $66,600) a day, and could force some refineries in France, Germany and Switzerland to halt production as of today.
The CGT union called the strike on March 14 in response to plans by Gaz de France to use its own dedicated workforce at the LNG terminal.