France: Police breaks blockade in oil depot amid fuel shortages

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French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls said that more blockades will be lifted and accused the unions of blackmail.

On Monday, Transport Minister, Alain Vidalies said that some 1,500 petrol stations out of a total of 12,000 across France have either run out of petrol or are close to running dry


French police broke today blockades of the CGT and FO unions at oil refineries and fuel depots and French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said that authorities will continue workings in lifting the blockades.

The union members blocked the entrance to fuel depots and oil refineries, demonstrating against the government’s labour law, which makes the French labour market less regulated. The government passed the law from the parliament without a vote and if adopted it will allow employers to agree...


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