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Fuel blockades lead to shortages in Paris, police action

France, fuel strike

FOS-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Behind blockades of flaming tires, striking workers in front of the Fos-sur-Mer oil refinery are standing firm, playing the accordion — and slowly draining France of its fuel. The union-led blockade, one of several set up at refineries and depots across France, is aimed at securing the withdrawal of the country’s labor reforms, which hopes to ...

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Kuwait’s oil minister urges striking union to resume work

Kuwait's oil minister urges striking union to resume work

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s acting oil minister has urged striking union workers to get back to their jobs, promising the government will not reduce their “core benefits.” The statement by Anas al-Saleh, who’s also finance minister, was carried on the official Kuwait News Agency Monday. Thousands of workers in six oil and petrochemical companies went on strike Sunday to ...

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Brazil oil strike cuts output 25 percent, union says

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO – A strike that began on Sunday at Brazil’s state-run oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA has slowed daily oil output by around 25 percent, the country’s largest union FUP said on Tuesday. FUP’s general coordinator José Maria Rangel said in a video published online that in the first 24 hours since the union’s members joined the ...

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