Total's Donges, Gonfreville refineries blockaded by CGT union members

Source: ICIS News

2016/06/06

TotalLONDON (ICIS)--French oil major Total said on Monday that 30 members of the labour union CGT have blockaded its Donges and Gonfreville refineries from the inside, but fuel shipments have resumed from its Grandpuits and La Mede refineries. A company spokesperson said the blockade has prevented the restart of the Donges refinery, where 94% of the staff had voted late on Thursday to call off strike action. Workers also voted to end industrial action at Grandpuits refinery near Paris late on Friday. The refinery is currently being restarted, the spokesperson said. Truck loadings of fuel from the Grandpuits refinery have been resumed, the company said. Production at La Mede refinery in the south of France is back to normal and fuel from the refinery is being delivered to service stations mainly by pipeline, Total said.

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