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Pensions: transport, universities, waste… Update on the disruptions this Tuesday


Numerous actions of protest against the pension reform dot the territory this Tuesday, on this tenth day of mobilization.

Blocked roads and universities, disrupted rail and air traffic, piled up waste, missing fuel: France is studded with protest actions against pension reform on Tuesday, on this tenth day of mobilization at the call of the inter-union.

Le Figaro

takes stock of the disruptions of the day.

Public transport affected

At the national level, rail traffic is disrupted, with three out of five TGVs and one out of two TERs on average, according to SNCF.

In Paris, a thousand demonstrators invaded the tracks of the Gare de Lyon before noon, disrupting traffic a little more.

The RATP has reduced traffic on most metro lines while keeping them open when the RERs are very disrupted with 40% reduction on lines A and B.

In Rennes, demonstrators on the SNCF tracks stopped traffic on the Rennes / Saint-Brieuc line, according to the prefecture.

The city's bus network is also affected by the blocking of its main depot, according to its manager.

In Lorient, demonstrators are present on the tracks of the station, where pallets and garbage cans are burning, according to AFP.

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Air transport disrupted

The airports of Montpellier and Quimper saw their traffic interrupted Tuesday morning due to the strike of air traffic controllers, according to the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC).

Montpellier-Méditerranée reopened at 9 a.m., while Quimper-Pluguffan will remain closed until 2 p.m., causing delays.

The administration had asked the airlines to cancel preventively Tuesday and Wednesday 20% of their flights at Paris-Orly, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

She reiterated her request for around 20% of flights on Thursday (from Orly, Marseille, Toulouse) and Friday (from Orly, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse).

Beyond airports, work stoppages by air traffic controllers affect en-route air navigation centers (CRNA, management of aircraft transiting through French airspace), with repercussions for all European traffic.

On Tuesday morning, aircraft using the areas managed by the CRNAs of Marseille and Reims are subject to delays that can be "


", i.e. more than 45 minutes, according to the pan-European air traffic monitoring body Eurocontrol.

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Blocked Ports

This Tuesday morning, several seaports were blocked in France, such as those of Brest, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Le Havre.

In the latter city, dockers are currently marching alongside other demonstrators.

Blocked or slowed roads

In Rennes, traffic on the ring road was disrupted by around 400 people from 7 a.m., resulting in a 45 km traffic jam.

The situation returned to normal around 11 a.m., according to the prefecture.

In Nantes, traffic was also extremely disrupted due to protest actions on the ring road, according to Bison Futé.

In Caen, the ring road was cut in both directions by demonstrators.

Near Chalon-sur-Saône, a filter dam caused traffic jams, according to the police.

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Logistics center hampered in the north of Lille

In the north of Lille, a hundred demonstrators occupy two large roundabouts serving the regional transport center (CRT) of Lesquin, a major logistics center, causing disruption to the A1 linking Paris to Lille, and the A23 in the direction of Valenciennes, indicated Rémy Quéant, secretary general FO Transport Lille.

Missing fuels

According to the latest figures available and analyzed by Fig Data, 16.3% of service stations in the country did not have either gasoline (SP 98, SP95, E10) or diesel at 1 p.m. Monday


In all, 52 departments identify at least 10% of stations in partial or total rupture on their territory.

These shortages result from the disturbed situation in the refineries.

At TotalEnergies, that of Normandy, in Gonfreville-l'Orcher (Seine-Maritime), is at a standstill.

The employees voted to renew the strike until Thursday 1 p.m., according to a CGT delegate.

At the Donges refinery (Loire-Atlantique), shipments are interrupted, according to management.

Ditto at the La Mède biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhône), where shipments remain blocked.

The Feyzin refinery (Rhône) is operating at reduced flow, according to management.

At Esso-ExxonMobil, the shutdown of the Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon refinery (Seine-Maritime) continues, and shipments are still blocked Tuesday morning, according to management.

Concerning the Fos-sur-Mer refinery, it continues to operate in an “


” manner, shipments having made it possible to avoid a production stoppage due to full tanks.

The PetroIneos refinery in Lavéra (Bouches-du-Rhône) is still shut down and its shipments blocked, according to the CGT.

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Drop in electricity production

The management of EDF reports production cuts made by the strikers on Tuesday morning, of the order of 8030 MW, or the equivalent of eight nuclear reactors (out of the 56 in the country).

The Bugey nuclear power plant, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, was disrupted by demonstrators this morning.

Waste not collected

In Paris, 7,300 tons of trash cans still litter the streets, according to the town hall on Monday evening.

If the municipal garbage collectors are again on strike on Tuesday, the employees of the private company Derichebourg, who intervene in several districts of the capital for the collection of waste and who threatened to join the social movement, resumed work Monday.

In Marseille, even if the garbage collectors are still not officially on strike, the waste is piling up in several districts, in particular those affluent of the Prado or the Boulevard Périer.

In Le Havre, around 50 people continued on Tuesday to block the center dedicated to water purification and waste management, preventing employees from taking up their posts or taking out garbage trucks.

High schools and universities blocked

The Ministry of Education reported on Tuesday 53 incidents in France in front of schools, including 14 blockages, 27 filter blockages, seven attempted blockages and five other forms of disruption.

The La Voix Lycéenne union lists 450 blocked high schools, and nearly 500 mobilized, this Tuesday in France.

The FIDL suggests more than 500 blocked high schools.

In Paris, blockages, often filtering, were installed in front of several high schools, including Montaigne (6th arrondissement), Lavoisier (5th), Monet (13th) or Turgot (3rd).

And in its suburbs, two colleges in Montreuil were affected.

In Le Havre, the Claude Monet high school is blocked by high school students, as is the Jeanne d'Arc high school in Rouen, according to the Seine-Maritime prefecture.

In Lille, the scientific campus is closed “

as a security measure

”, according to the administration, “


” according to the Student Union Federation and South.

Sciences Po Lille was closed on Tuesday.

In Lyon, the site of the Manufacture de Lyon 3 was blocked for the first time since the start of the movement.

In the South-East, the Faculty of Letters in Nice is blocked, according to the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes.

According to the Aix-Marseille rectorate, the Mistral high school in Avignon as well as the Thiers and Montgrand high schools in Marseille are blocked.

In front of the Thiers high school, the most popular in Marseille, garbage containers blocked the various entrances.

Only Terminales students taking baccalaureate exams or students from preparatory classes could enter.

Member of Parliament targeted

In Lille, the home of Renaissance MP Violette Spillebout, former chief of staff of PS mayor Martine Aubry, was briefly walled up, before the police intervened, by a dozen demonstrators FSU, Sud, NPA and the citizen collective the Offensive.

The mayor of Lille Martine Aubry described this operation as "



Source: lefigaro

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