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Exxon announces the lifting of the strike at the Fos-sur-Mer refinery – 07/03/2022 at 13:57


EXXON ANNOUNCES THE END OF THE STRIKE AT THE FOS-SUR-MER REFINERY

PARIS (Reuters) – The strike that had affected the Exxon refinery in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) since June 28 was lifted on Saturday, the company announced on Sunday.

Exxon announced on Friday that it had begun preparations to gradually shut down its refinery, due to a strike for wage increases at the call of the CGT.

“Thanks to a sustained and constructive social dialogue between management and the various stakeholders, the social movement that affected the Fos-sur-Mer refinery since June 28 ended on Saturday afternoon July 2”, can we read in a company statement.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure that operations and supplies can resume as soon as possible in order to be able to serve our customers again as soon as possible”, it is specified.

The Exxon site in Fos has a refining capacity of 7 million tonnes per year, which corresponds to around 10% of national capacity, according to the company.

The Fos walkout is part of broader industrial action which this week affected other companies in the energy sector in France, such as the public company EDF.

ExxonMobil employs some 2,600 people in France.

(Report Benjamin Mallet, written by Sophie Louet)



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