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Pension reform: how big are the strikes?


INFOGRAPHIC - Several blocking actions against the pension reform, affecting oil depots, ports, roads, air transport, the gas sector and universities, are still taking place today across the country.

The unions are organizing a ninth day of strikes and demonstrations against the pension reform on Thursday, convinced that

the “stubbornness

” of the President of the Republic will strengthen the determination of the opponents.

For the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt, “

after a mobilization, a conflict like this, we cannot think that we will erase things


There is a before and an after, there is a disagreement which will persist on the age of departure

” on retirement “

but there are subjects which make it possible to renew with a dialogue

”, he declared this Thursday on RTL.

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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.

Last update 11:30.


At the national level, the situation is deteriorating slightly.

According to Fig


's calculations,

nearly 15% of service stations are short of at least one type of fuel.

In the South-East, the Alpes-Maritimes have announced a rationing of the quantities of fuel available at the pump, as previously Gard, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence or Var.

In France, only one out of four TotalEnergies refineries is in operation.

The two Esso-ExxonMobil refineries are still running: that of Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône), which operates at minimum flow, and that of Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon (Seine-Maritime).

However, fuel shipments remain blocked at both sites.


Thursday the SNCF will only be able to run half of its TGV inOui and Ouigo and a third of its TER.

According to several union sources, the rate of declaration of intent, which concerns employees obliged to declare themselves strikers 48 hours in advance to allow the transport plan to be organized, reaches 35% at the SNCF.

Paris metro and RER traffic will be "

very disrupted

" on Thursday with partially closed lines and stations where the trains will not stop.

On the SNCF side in the Paris region, traffic will also be “

very severely disrupted

” with 20% to 50% of trains maintained, depending on the RER lines.

The most affected line is that of the RER E with only one train in five planned.

Friday, traffic should remain "


" in Ile-de-France, said the SNCF.


According to the CGT, the gas operators at the Dunkirk terminal (North) decided to close the valves on Thursday and reduce the flow to the technical minimum for 24 hours before a general meeting on Friday morning "to see how they plan to continue the action



In gas depots, such as that of Gournay-sur-Aronde (Oise), employees evoke the idea of ​​"

drying the network

", an action for the moment ruled out because a return to service takes months.


The student union L'Aternative counted some 80 schools and universities mobilized in France, including around sixty blocked at least partially or occupied.

The law school of Assas, in Paris, was notably blocked for the first time since the start of the movement on pensions, with a hundred students present in front of a banner “

General strike, Assas the red



The strike of Parisian garbage collectors started on March 6 against the pension reform is renewed until Monday, according to CGT officials who are blocking access to the incineration plant in Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-France). -Marl).

On Wednesday, according to the town hall of Paris, 9500 tons were strewn on the sidewalks.

The incineration plants of Ivry-sur-Seine and Issy-les-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine) were still blocked, that of Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) is the subject of a filtering dam and the evacuation site of Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis) was again unblocked by the police, according to the Syctom union.

Air Transport

In France, for the day Thursday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) asks airlines to cancel 30% of their flights at Paris-Orly and 20% at other airports.

Already, Civil Aviation is asking to cancel 30% of flights at Orly on Friday, other airports affected.

The Marseille-Provence, Toulouse-Blagnac and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry platforms are affected by the cancellation of one in five flights on departure or arrival.

These instructions seem to reflect a greater mobilization of air traffic controllers than that observed in recent days.

Civil Aviation is asking to cancel 30% of flights at Orly on Friday, other airports will also be affected in the provinces.

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Source: lefigaro

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