Workers Announce New Strikes at French LNG Terminals, Ports

Just after a few days of restoring operations, Elengy’s three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in France are facing a new round of strikes.

Namely, workers at Elengy’s LNG terminals have voted to stage two 24-hour strikes on Thursday, June 9th and next Tuesday, June 14th as part of nationwide protests against a labour reform bill, Reuters reports citing a CGT union official.

As disclosed, the strikes are going to suspend unloading of LNG tankers and cut production of gas for the grid to minimum levels.

According to Elengy’s previous updates, the Montoir-de-Bretagne and Fos Tonkin LNG terminals did not encounter unplanned unavaibility at the moment.

Send-out and loading operations at the company’s Fos and Montoir terminals were suspended from May 24th, until June 3rd. The terminal resumed operation on Friday, at 06:00 a.m.

LNG terminal workers joined the industrial action of workers of the Force Ouvriere and CTG unions in an attempt to exert further pressure on the government to abandon reforms to the Labor law.

The strike planned for today is expected to include port and dock workers and tugboats. What is more, port operations are expected to be suspended due to protests on June 14th as well.

Strikes are continuing in Le Havre, the biggest port and oil storage in the north of France, with strike notices issued at the ports of Dunkirk, Lorient, Montoir, Nantes, La Pallice and Bordeaux, according to Platts.

World Maritime News Staff

 

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