French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, a resolution on refineries blockade must be found in coming hours

Bruno Le Maire, French Finance Minister, said Tuesday that a solution must be found to end the week-long strike at French refineries which has been affecting French petrol stations for weeks.

Le Maire stated that the government was willing to wait for “someday, not weeks” for the trade unions involved to find a solution and that if they didn’t, the French government would have to intervene to stop the strikes.

On Monday the AA reported that more than a quarter of petrol stations in France have run out of one type of fuel or completely, it has warned.

Exxon’s French refineries are experiencing the twenty-second day of strikes, according to the CGT trade union. On Tuesday, the CGT added that they were not aware of an earlier agreement between the CFDT union and CFE/CGC unions.

Exxon workers and TotalEnergies workers have been protesting in France, blocking fuel depots and demanding better wages and working conditions.

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