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Employees Start Strike at BP’s Biggest European Oil Refinery

  • Action will hamper BP’s efforts to resume fuels production
  • Company has yet to comment Tuesday on action in Rotterdam

Dutch unions started a partial strike at BP Plc’s refinery in Rotterdam, with workers now limiting their efforts to resolving the fault that brought fuels production to a total standstill last week. 

BP employees won’t cooperate on restarting production units after the fault has been fixed, a representative for the CNV Vakmensen union told Bloomberg by phone. BP has said it was planning to restart the refinery early this week and didn’t immediately respond to an email Tuesday asking about the strike.