On Saturday 27.3% of the country’s service stations were considered “in difficulty”, that is to say affected by the rupture of at least one of their products, according to the Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher, a slight improvement compared to the day before (28.5%).
In the Ile-de-France region, this rate was much higher: 39.9% and up by almost three percentage points.
Votes for the continuation of the movement take place at each shift and it has been renewed on the five TotalEnergie sites in France: Normandy refinery located near Le Havre, the largest in France, Donges in Loire-Atlantique, La Mède (bio-refinery in the Bouches-du-Rhône), Feyzin (refinery in the Rhône) and Flandres (fuel depot in the North).
Punctual deliveries of fuel were however able to be made from Donges on Saturday.
“We opened these taps to relax the atmosphere. The objective is not to divide the French, to create tension, the objective is now to bring the French together around the same demand”, Fabien said on Saturday. Private Saint-Lanne, CGT TotalEnergies secretary.
The CGT intends to continue the movement until Tuesday, a day of interprofessional “mobilization and strike” to which FO, Solidaires and the FSU have also called.
At the same time, on Sunday, a march must take place against “expensive living and climate inaction”, at the call of the Nupes.
The strike on the sites of TotalEnergies is maintained despite the signing of an agreement on wage increases concluded overnight from Thursday to Friday with two majority unions, the CFDT and the CFE-CGC.
But the CGT slammed the door of the discussions, not satisfied with the management’s proposal after nearly three weeks of strike: an overall “envelope” of 7% wage increase, including 5% general increase plus an individual share which may vary from person to person.