Before the tenth day of action scheduled for Tuesday March 28, the mobilization continues this weekend in several sectors. Le Figaro make the point.
Opponents of the pension reform do not seem ready to let go, a week after the adoption of the text via a 49.3 and after a particularly stormy day of demonstrations on Thursday. Before the tenth meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 28, the mobilization continues this weekend in several key sectors of the economy. The CGT thus calls “to generalize the strike in all companies and services, and to multiply the protest initiatives all this weekend». Le Figaro takes stock of the disruptions, sector by sector.
Among the garbage collectors
The strike of Parisian garbage collectors, which began on March 6, continues this weekend. The CGT Public Services indeed voted Tuesday in general assembly the renewal of the strike until Monday March 27. Friday, 10,000 tons of waste remained uncollected in Paris, despite the requisitions of agents taken by the Paris police headquarters.
Thanks to this initiative,dump trucks have been received since Friday eveningat the Ivry-sur-Seine waste incineration plant. “The site was blocked for an hour this Saturday morning, it has been unblocked again since 10 am“, underlines the Syctom union. In Saint-Ouen, the trucks are receivedNormally“, However “the ovens being in maintenance, they will restart only in a few days“. In Issy-les-Moulineaux, filter dams were still in progress this Saturday morning, operated by “people outside the site». «The Isseane ovens are being restarted», adds Syctom. The strike also ended Friday in the 15th arrondissement of the capital, announced the private provider Pizzorno. In the region too, garbage collectors are still on strike in several large cities, such as Le Havre, Rennes or Nantes.
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In the transports
On the rail side, the SNCF notes “an upgrade“this weekend, even if the traffic will remain”disturbedon some lines. SNCF Voyageurs maintains three-quarters of the TGV Inoui and Ouigo, three-quarters of the TER and half of the Intercités by day. No night Intercités will run, and the traffic will be “normal or almost normalfor Eurostar and Thalys. On the Ile-de-France rail network, train traffic will improve significantly, lines C and R remaining the most disrupted with 1 train out of 2.Disruptions will remain this Monday, March 27“, also indicates the SNCF.
In air, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to cut 15% of flights this Saturday at Paris-Orly airport, and 20% of flights at Marseille-Provence airports, Bordeaux-Mérignac and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry.
For Sunday, the DGAC has asked airlines to give up 33% of their flights at Paris-Orly airport, and 20% of flights at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and Marseille-Provence. These preventive cancellations will concern 20% of flights at Paris-Orly and Marseille-Provence on Monday. In addition, the DGAC warns that “disruptions and delays are to be expected» and invites travelers to «postpone their trip and check with their airline to find out the status of their flight».
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On the energy side, the sector’s CGT federation calls for “amplify the fight», and in particular to «multiply initiatives this weekend“, before the tenth day of national interprofessional actions scheduled for Tuesday. “Now with deposits on strike, and five out of six refineries shut down, the objective is to hold out until withdrawalof the text, assured AFP Eric Sellini, national coordinator of the CGT-Chemistry.
The strike was renewed Friday at the TotalEnergies refinery in Donges (Loire-Atlantique) until March 31. It was extended by 72 hours at the TotalEnergies refinery in Normandy, in Gonfreville-l’Orcher (Seine-Maritime). As for the Esso-ExxonMobil refinery in Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon (Seine-Maritime), it is forced to stop production from this Saturday, for lack of crude oil to be refined, the CGT said on Friday.
Requisitions were also decided by the government on Friday in Donges and Gonfreville-l’Orcher, after those decreed at the Fos-sur-Mer depot (Bouches-du-Rhône) since Tuesday. This is for the executive to guarantee the supply of fuel in service stations and airports in Paris, where shortages are growing. As of 1 p.m. Friday, 13.5% of gas stations across the country lacked either gasoline (SP 98, SP95, E10) or diesel, according to calculations made by Fig Data.
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