08 September 2010 11:30 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Strikes are continuing at two of Total’s refineries, but no significant impact on production was expected, a spokesman for the French oil and chemicals major said on Wednesday.
Workers at the Donges and Grandpuits refineries voted to extend their strike until 9 September after a nationwide 24-hour industrial action ended.
Four of Total’s refineries in France, apart from Dunkirk, were on Tuesday operating at minimum capacity due to a strike to protest planned pension reforms, but were now back to normal operating rates, said Michael Crochet-Vourey.
Deliveries were blocked during the 24-hour industrial action, but had now returned to normal, he added.
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However, he said he would not back down on raising the general retirement age to 62 in 2018.
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