Wages at TotalEnergies will be at the heart of a meeting today between management and unions.
At the call of the CGT, at least three days of strike are scheduled to demand increases in remuneration.
The CGT demands in particular “an immediate salary increase of 10% for the year 2022” but also the “unfreezing of hiring” and “a massive investment plan” in France.
Still according to the union, some of the 35,000 Total employees in France earn “extremely low wages and there is a need to raise them to the level of what the group generates as profits”, underlined a union official who hopes “a very strong mobilization”, in order to continue to weigh the following days.
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"We are calling not to take out any product from refineries and petrochemicals, where the CGT is established", launched Benjamin Tange, CGT central trade union representative for the petrochemical refining of TotalEnergies in France.
Among the main sites concerned, the La Mède bio-refinery (Bouches-du-Rhône), the Normandy refineries in Le Havre, Donges (Loire-Atlantique), Carling (Moselle), Feyzin (Rhône) and Oudalle (Seine-Maritime ), as well as the fuel depots of Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne), and Flandres (Nord).
In addition to disruptions in the supply of fuel stations, he estimated that the production of refineries could experience a drop in flows of 20 to 30%, in the event of strong mobilization.
The CGT hopes that the movement will develop in the other branches of the company, with the line of sight on the day of action in all economic sectors on Thursday.