Some 850 petrol stations in France have been forced to close down and nearly a thousand more face shortages as union
Unions blocked deliveries from five out of eight refineries in France to protest against labor laws passed earlier this month. The labor laws make it easier for employers to hire and fire staff and reduce overtime compensation.
Workers consider the bill unfavorable to are demanding that it be withdrawn. They also argue that the
Workers at six refineries are on strike and around five out of the country’s 100 fuel depots are presently affected by the blockades, according to French officials cited by news agencies.
By Monday morning, some 1,600 of France's 12,000 petrol stations had either run dry or were running short of supplies, indicated that the current number of 850 petrol stations closed will rise.
The country’s northwest region has reportedly been the hardest hit in this crisis, which is now trickling down to other sectors.
The authorities have also been forced to provide security details for those few deliveries that are making their way to the northern and western regions.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has opined that the country is being
France experienced similar
By Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com
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