While a strike against the pension reform is due to begin on March 7, oil unions may not wait until this date to block refineries.
The pension reform provokes strong reactions in the camps of the unions. Many of them are against it. From where the emergence of strikes in many areas, including oil industry. This will notably be the case on March 7, with unions calling for “bring France to a standstill”. The CGT aims to “block the whole economy”.
Still, March 7 could arrive a little early, at least for mobilization. Indeed, the strikers could do not wait for this date to start their action. Oil professionals plan to do it a little in advance, from this Monday, March 6as reported Paris-Normandy.
A massive mobilization against the pension reform at the beginning of March?
Mobilization should also be massive according to Johan Senay, of CGT TotalEnergies at the Gonfreville site (Seine-Maritime). Asked by Paris-Normandyhe admits to expecting a movement beyond the borders of the region :
“The general meeting on Friday March 3, in Harfleur (Seine-Maritime), will set the tone for the entire industrial zone. We are no longer on a fight at the limits of a company, but interprofessional and inter-union”
Fuel strikes weigh heavily
With this, the unions hope to weigh heavily in the balance to counter the pension reform. Motorists remember the strikes of October 2022, leading to a national fuel shortage and preventing many users from getting around. Not enough to improve the economic functioning of France. Because if nobody rides anymore, industrial motors can also no longer run.
let’s remember that this strike of March 7 is renewable. Which means she can be renewed several days in a row. This will make it even easier to destabilize supply chains and create further difficulties for users.
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