Amsterdam — Workers at BP’s Rotterdam refinery, which is currently offline, will not help restart operations unless their wage demands are met, union leaders said on Monday.
The company said on Saturday it expected to have the refinery back on line “early” this week after an unspecified technical problem.
Union leader Jaap Bosma of the CNV union identified the problem that impacted the refinery as a loss of steam.
“We will help resolve the problems until the facilities are ready to be restarted, and then we’ll stop, that’s our intention,” he said.
BP could not immediately be reached for comment.
Workers at the refinery began a “work to rule” action at noon on Nov. 14 after failure to agree on a new contract that has been under negotiation since April.
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