PARIS, July 3 (Reuters) - A workers' strike at Exxon Mobil's
Esso refinery in Fos-sur-Mer in southern France stopped
on Saturday and the halted units are being restarted, the
company said on Sunday.
"We're doing everything to ensure that operations and
supplies resume at the earliest so that we can serve our clients
as soon as possible," said Esso spokeswoman Catherine Lebrun.
The strike resulted in the refinery being temporarily
shutdown on Friday.
Exxon's Fos site has a refining capacity of 7 million tonnes
per year, which corresponds to about 10% of national capacity,
according to the company.
The walkouts at Esso started on June 28, with workers
demanding higher wages to cover inflation. They were part of
wider union efforts this week that have hit other energy
companies such as state-owned electric power utility EDF
Next week, the government is due to introduce new
legislation aimed at boosting the purchasing power of families.
(Reporting by Benjamin Mallet, writing by Juliette Jabkhiro,
Editing by Louise Heavens)