Essential Workers at Exxon Mobil’s (NYSE:XOM) Port-Jerome Refinery in Normandy will be requisitioned French Energy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said shortly after the government intervened to end congestion at refineries and storage facilities. and restore supplies to gas stations.
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said earlier this week that she had ordered the requisition of workers necessary for the operation of the company’s petroleum depots.
The move follows decisions by some unions to continue the strike despite reaching an agreement on pay with a representative majority, Borne said.
Strike action at refineries and depots, leading to shortages at French gas stations, starting at the end of September.