A labor union representing Total SA workers has called for a France-wide strike July 2 at refineries, oil depots and crude import terminals to protest a plan to stop processing the fuel at the La Mede plant in southern France. The La Mede refinery near Marseille has been idled since June 11 due to a strike by about 15 workers led by the CGT union, which called for the additional disruptions Thursday, according to a spokesman for Total. Talks with all unions on the plan for the site continue, he said. In calling for a wider strike, the CGT wants to protest the planned “death” of crude refining at La Mede, it said in a statement Monday. The union also called for blockades of Total service stations around the country every Thursday during the summer months. Total plans to convert the unprofitable plant to produce biofuels as well as […]