French fuel supply improving, but crisis not over – minister

Jean-Pierre Mercier, CGT union representative and Nathalie Arthaud, France's extreme-left Lutte Ouvriere political party leader march during a demonstration in protest of the government's proposed labour law reforms in ParisFrance's fuel supply crisis is not yet over, the transport minister warned on Saturday, while Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying he was ready to ride out protests at ports and fuel depots by strikers opposing labor reform plans. Valls has taken a tough stance against the hardline CGT union which has spearheaded strikes that have shut down refineries and disrupted fuel supplies in the past two weeks. Following a meeting between the government and oil industry representatives, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said the situation at fuel depots was improving though the crisis caused by the strikes was not fully over.

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