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Pension reform: more strikers than January 31?


INFOGRAPHIC - No more fuel leaves French refineries since this morning, 80% of trains are canceled, schools are closed... Some sectors are experiencing strong strike movements before possible renewals for the next few days.

The unions want to put France

"at a standstill

" on Tuesday, playing their all out against the government a few days before a probable adoption of the reform in the Senate.

The secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, predicted an "

extremely powerful day of mobilization

" on Monday and called on the President of the Republic not to "

remain deaf


"We can do better than January 31, which was already the biggest day of mobilization since the beginning of the 1990s," he said.

To discover

  • LIVE - Pensions: follow the new day of demonstration against the reform this Tuesday

This sixth day since the launch of the protest will mark the launch or the continuation of renewable strikes in several sectors, from transport to refineries through energy, trade or waste.

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In parallel with the demonstrations, many sectors are experiencing strike movements, in the public as well as in the private sector.

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

Le Figaro

takes stock throughout the day.

Renewable strike at SNCF and RATP ile-de-France

The SNCF and the RATP in Ile-de-France have already announced that in addition to Tuesday, traffic would also be very disrupted on Wednesday, all the unions having called for renewable strikes.

In the air, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked companies to reduce their flight schedules on Tuesday and Wednesday, by 20% at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and by 30% at Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseilles, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse.

Air France plans to operate nearly eight out of ten flights, including all of its long-haul flights, without excluding “

last minute delays and cancellations


Thousands of schools closed

More than 60% of primary school teachers should be on strike on Tuesday and "several thousand schools" closed on Tuesday, according to the Snuipp-FSU, the first primary school union.

Sporadic blockages by high school students are also expected.

Same in the faculties.

However, according to the first figures from the Ministry of National Education, the rate of strikers is around 30%.

Blocking fuel shipments

The secretary general of CGT Energy, Sébastien Ménesplier, has forecast a “dark week” in the sector, with production cuts mainly in nuclear power.

Fuel shipments were blocked Tuesday morning at the exit of “all refineries” in France (TotalEnergies, Esso-ExxonMobil and Petroineos), said the CGT-Chemistry union.

There are seven refineries in France.

If these blockages continue, they could lead to the shutdown of refineries, which would no longer have room to store the fuel produced on site, and to shortages at the stations as last October, even if the oil professionals estimated Tuesday this scenario still unlikely.

In gas, three of the four LNG terminals in France were shut down for “seven days” on Monday by the unions, and French gas storage sites should also be affected on Tuesday.

At EDF, the movement started Friday afternoon at the call of the CGT.

The strikers will lower the production of electricity.

On Monday, the reduction reached 3,450 megawatts (MW) in nuclear power plants and 3,165 MW in thermal power plants, the equivalent of six nuclear reactors, according to the CGT.

To this was added a drop in available power from the dams of 3,600 MW on Monday at 7:00 p.m., according to EDF.

Garbage collectors also on strike

The garbage collectors are called to the renewable strike by the CGT.

In Paris, garbage cans were not collected in four arrondissements on Monday, and one of the three incinerators around the capital, in Paris / Ivry, has been blocked since Monday by city officials (70 according to the police headquarters), preventing waste from being burned there.

The unions also expect more unusual initiatives: curtains of closed stores, open tolls, occupied roundabouts or canceled shows, as in Lille at the Théâtre du Nord.

Source: lefigaro

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