French employees on strike, stations without fuel?

“We ask that no product be taken out of the refineries and petrochemicals, where the CGT is established,” said Benjamin Tange, CGT central union representative for TotalEnergies petrochemical refining in France.

Among the main sites affected, the La Mède biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhône), the Normandy refineries in Le Havre, Donges (Loire-Atlantique), Carling (Moselle), Feyzin (Rhône) and Oudalle (Seine-Maritime), as well as the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) and Flandres (North) fuel depots.

In addition to an “immediate salary increase of 10% for the year 2022”, the CGT calls for the “unfreezing of hiring” in France and “a massive investment plan” in France, Tange recalled, stressing that these claims had already been in the origin of the movements last June 24 and July 28.

20-30% drop in performance

Une partie des employees touchent des salaires «extrêmement faibles et il ya besoin de les revaloriser à hauteur de ce que le groupe dégage comme bénéfices», to souligné the responsible union, who waits «une mobilization très forte», in order to continue to weigh the following days.

In addition to the interruptions in the supply of the gas stations, he estimated that the production of the refineries could experience a drop in flows of 20 to 30%, in case of strong mobilization. TotalEnergies employs 35,000 people in France, including its subsidiaries.

An interview at the level of the oil industry is scheduled for the 27th, so the start of the movement is expected for that day, mainly at the oil sites. The other sites of the group must join them in the following days, with their sights set on the day of action in all economic sectors on Thursday, at the call of the CGT and Solidaires.

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