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The fourth week blockades at oil refineries in France

October 28/2010

(BBC) -- French unions and protesters are mounting another day of strikes and action over the government"s pension reform. Aviation officials predict half of flights at Paris Orly airport will be cancelled and 30% at other airports. Trains, post offices, schools and public services will all be affected again.

Rolling strikes and blockades at oil refineries are continuing and are now into a fourth week, continuing to inconvenience travellers and businesses.

Eleven of France"s 12 refineries were closed on Wednesday and fuel imports into France have now risen to more than four times their normal levels.


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