The CGT unions in the oil branch called for several strikes on January 19 and 26 as well as on February 6 with “if necessary, the shutdown of refining facilities”, according to a statement released Thursday, January 12 by Eric Sellini, coordinator national union for TotalEnergies.
The call will lead to “decreases in flow” and “the cessation of shipments”, Eric Sellini told AFP. On February 6, a “renewable strike with, if necessary, the shutdown of refining facilities” will be “proposed to employees”, indicates the CGT.
The movement should begin with a first 24-hour work stoppage on January 19, the day of the national interprofessional mobilization. For January 26, the CGT calls for a 48-hour strike, then 72 hours on February 6.
Union unity, a first in twelve years
After the presentation by the government of its pension reform project on Tuesday, the eight main unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU), called, in an unprecedented unity of action since 12 years old, to a day of strikes and demonstrations on January 19.
They thus hope to give “the start of a powerful mobilization on long-term pensions”. The government for its part “does not project itself there in the idea of a massive mobilization”, said Wednesday the spokesman of the government Olivier Véran at the end of the Council of Ministers.
The other unions in the oil sector, CFE-CGC, FO and CFDT, relayed the national appeal of January 19. A vast mobilization of almost a month, launched by the CGT on September 27, with the shutdown of refineries and the blocking of deposits, had caused significant difficulties in the supply of fuel in France.
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