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the strike suspended at two different TotalEnergies websites, in accordance with the CGT

Europe 1 with AFP
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10:46 p.m., October 19, 2022

The mobilization of strikers on the oil websites of TotalEnergies fell sharply on Wednesday with the lifting of the strike at three websites, whereas two others determined to proceed their showdown with administration, with the federal government insisting that the state of affairs “continues to enhance” on the gasoline entrance earlier than the vacations.

The putting staff of the “Flandres” website in Mardyck (North), close to Dunkirk (refinery and depot), and La Mède within the Bouches-du-Rhône (biorefinery and depot), “suspended” their motion on Wednesday night, at when the night time groups needed to take their shift, AFP realized from Eric Sellini, nationwide coordinator of the CGT for TotalEnergies. Three weeks after the beginning of the mobilization for wages, the top of the strike had been voted earlier within the day on the Donges refinery (Loire-Atlantique).

The motion continues in Gonfreville and Feyzin

However, the motion was renewed in Gonfreville in Seine-Maritime (refinery and depot) and on the Feyzin depot (Rhône), indicated Eric Sellini. Confronted for days with queues of exasperated motorists in entrance of empty fuel stations, the federal government had wished to be reassuring in the course of the day. “The state of affairs continues to enhance markedly” on the gasoline provide entrance, mentioned Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.

“I do know that the state of affairs remains to be troublesome for a lot of of our compatriots, however the momentum is there and I need to as soon as once more name on the putting staff to return to work,” she added.

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., 20.3% of service stations had been experiencing provide difficulties on a minimum of one gasoline (towards 24.8% on Tuesday), with conditions nonetheless tense in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (33.1%), Ile-de-France (30.5%) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (29.4%), in accordance with figures from the Ministry of Power Transition.

The Vinci Autoroutes group has introduced that a minimum of 90% of the service stations in its community are in a position to provide gasoline: “Continuity of service on the 181 service areas within the Vinci Autoroutes community is 90% assured on common in for unleaded gasoline, and 92% on common for diesel.”

“Not there to handicap the citizen”

In a rush to hurry up deliveries to stations a number of days earlier than the primary departures on trip, the federal government requisitioned staff on the Feyzin website on Wednesday, in order to alleviate the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté areas. “The discharge of the Feyzin depot permits important enhancements,” assured the Prime Minister. A complete of 20 individuals had been affected by these requisitions for the day on Wednesday, in accordance with the prefecture.

In line with the positioning’s CGT union consultant, Pedro Afonso, 195 vans left the depot in the course of the day (the refinery being shut down for technical causes). On the spot, “the putting staff is not going to carry the strike till they don’t have anything concrete on the desk”, declared Mr. Afonso after a gathering with the native administration, estimating that the place of the latter will evolve “within the coming days if and provided that the strike continues”.

“The strikers usually are not there to handicap the citizen or the consumer (…) however (…) to attempt to receive official calls for for the staff”, added the union consultant of Feyzin. The CGT informed AFP on Wednesday morning that it had proposed an “end-of-conflict exit protocol” to the group’s administration, which the latter refused.

Negotiations “completed”

This protocol offered for “negotiations on employment and investments”, “native negotiations on the precise issues raised by the strikers” in addition to “ensures on the absence of repression vis-à-vis the strikers”, in accordance with Eric Sellini. For its half, TotalEnergies recalled that an settlement had been concluded on Friday with the 2 majority unions of the group, the CFE-CGC and the CFDT. A textual content that the CGT has not signed.

“The negotiations are due to this fact over,” the group informed AFP. The settlement gives for a common improve of 5% in wages, accompanied by particular person will increase and an distinctive bonus of between 3,000 and 6,000 euros. The CGT demanded a ten% wage improve to compensate for inflation and benefit from the distinctive revenue earned by the group.

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