⇒ 7 h 30 [ÉLECTRICITÉ] Drop in production at EDF
The first effects of the mobilization against the pension reform are already being felt. EDF agents voluntarily reduced the production of electricity from the dams on Wednesday January 18, causing the network to lose the equivalent of a nuclear reactor. This action, however, did not cause any power outages.
⇒ 7 h 15 [REPORTAGE] The Cross covers the disturbances of the morning
Our journalist, Thomas Fraisse, will cover all morning the disturbances generated by the mobilization in Parisian public transport.
6:57. Invalides station Ⓜ️ Two RATP agents drive users of line 8 (totally closed) and line 13 (only runs between Gare Saint-Lazare and Saint-Denis. The proposed solution: take the bus or one of the few bikes available. pic.twitter.com/Qf9cQjnjDX
— Thomas Fraisse (@Thom_asfr) January 19, 2023
⇒ 7 h 00 [GRÈVES] Severe disruptions in transport and schools
The strike movement, supported by all the unions, will strongly affect several sectors. The SNCF has planned very disrupted TGV traffic, with one in three trains in circulation on the North and South-East axis, one in five on the East axis, one in four on the Atlantic axis. On the TER network, only one in ten trains will run.
At least 20% of flights departing from Paris-Orly are cancelled. In primary schools, seven out of ten teachers will stop work, according to forecasts from the main education union, SNUipp-FSU.
⇒ 6 h 45 [PROGRAMME] Mobilization highlights
In the morning, demonstrations will take place in all major cities of France. The processions will leave at 10:30 a.m. in Nantes and Marseille, at 11 a.m. in Lyon, Rennes or Montpellier, at 2:30 p.m. in Lille.
You will be able to find the atmosphere in particular in the parades in Montpellier and Nantes, with correspondents from La Croix present in the processions.
At 14 hours the big Parisian demonstration, which brings together union leaders, will start from Place de la République. There too, journalists from La Croix will bring you the highlights of this meeting.
The eight united unions recorded nearly 200 demonstrations throughout France. The CGT has announced that it expects a million people in the street in total. An information note consulted by Europe 1 expects a figure of between 550,000 and 750,000 demonstrators. Between 50,000 and 80,000 of them are expected in Paris. The police estimate that 200 to 400 radical elements as well as 400 to 600 Yellow Vests are likely to participate in the demonstrations. More than 10,000 police and gendarmes will be mobilized, including 3,500 in Paris.
Hello and welcome to this live dedicated to this day of mobilization against pension reform.
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