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Pension reform: significantly fewer strikers


INFOGRAPHIC - In parallel with the demonstrations, certain sectors have experienced strike movements without however succeeding in mobilizing as much as during the last days of action.

In the middle of the school holiday period, with the exception of Ile-de-France and Occitanie, participation in strikes is set to drop sharply.

While the number one of the eight main unions are demonstrating in Albi, a symbol of this France of medium-sized towns very mobilized against the reform, the unions are reserving themselves for the day of March 7, the intersyndicale having called for "putting France on

the stop

” that day.

Some confederations such as the Union Syndicale Solidaires also want to launch a movement that can be extended from this date.

The RATP unions have already announced it.

LIVE - Pensions: fifth day of strikes and demonstrations, the first processions set off

In parallel with the demonstrations, many sectors are experiencing strike movements, in the public as well as in the private sector, but there are fewer strikers than before.

What will happen for this new day of mobilization against the government's pension reform?

Le Figaro

takes stock throughout the day.

More significant disruptions in the air

Contrary to the previous days of strikes, the disturbances will be more important in the air than in the rail because of the strike of the controllers of the sky.

Regarding land transport, the SNCF announced that 4 out of 5 TGVs would be able to run, a marked improvement compared to previous days.

Regional TER traffic will however remain severely disrupted with 1 train out of 2. In Paris, the metros will run almost normally according to the RATP and traffic will be normal for buses and trams.

Some suburban trains will be partially disrupted such as RER B, C and D as well as some Transilien lines.

Declines in production in the energy sector

In the energy sector, the CGT, at the forefront of strikes renewable from March 7, calls for a strike on Thursday but "


" to ensure "

participation in demonstrations

", Sébastien Ménesplier told AFP. general secretary of CGT Énergie.

During the night from Wednesday to Thursday, the nuclear power plants of Saint-Alban (Isère), Paluel (Seine-Maritime), Tricastin (Drôme), Flamanville (Manche), Gravelines (North) and the thermal power plant of Martigues carried out total load drops of just over 3000 MW, the equivalent of three nuclear reactors, according to the CGT and EDF.

These cuts in production, closely supervised by the manager of the high and very high voltage line network RTE, did not cause cuts for customers.

On the gas side, six storage sites were the scene of filtering dam actions on Thursday by the strikers of Storengy, a subsidiary of Engie, in particular the very large storage of Gournay-sur-Aronde (Oise), which serves the entire region. des Hauts-de-France, whose strikers are denying access to the site to companies and service providers in charge of maintenance operations.

At TotalEnergies, only the La Mède bio-refinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) was on strike, resulting in a suspension of fuel shipments from the refinery to depots.

According to information from Le


, less than 10% of posted employees at TotalEnergies are on strike this Thursday morning, ie 25 out of 293 on shift this morning, according to management figures.

Universities blocked in Rennes, Nantes and Paris

The teachers' unions do not communicate estimates on the rate of strikers expected in national education during this school holiday period in France (zones A and B are already on vacation and zone C will be this Friday evening).

The education intersyndicale, which brings together the seven main teacher unions, has however called for "

complete closure of schools, colleges, high schools and services

" on March 7 if the government and Parliament "

remain deaf

" to the mobilization against the pension reform.

University sites were closed on Wednesday in Rennes, Nantes and Paris (Tolbiac-Université Paris 1) due to blockages by students or possible occupations.

Source: lefigaro

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