Demonstrations, strikes… The mobilization against the pension reform continues this week, despite the tour de force of the government, which activated 49.3 on Thursday. And while Elisabeth Borne will face two new motions of censure on Monday, the strikers continue their actions. Overview.
The inter-union called for a ninth day of national mobilization on Thursday. The unions therefore urge employees and students to strike and demonstrate, denouncing the "forceful passage" and "the responsibility borne by the executive in the social and political crisis that results" from the decision to initiate 49.3.
30% of flights at Paris-Orly and 20% at Marseille-Provence are canceled on Monday. The request comes from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC), because of strikes by air traffic controllers. "Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected," the DGAC warned on Friday.
At the SNCF, the four main unions called on Friday to "maintain the renewable strike" started on March 7. CGT-Cheminots, Unsa-Ferroviaire, SUD-Rail and CFDT-Cheminots also invite rail employees to "multiply unit actions and initiatives from this weekend in all territories". Unions also called for "massive action on March 23" to oppose the reform.
Some TotalEnergies and Esso-ExxonMobil refineries shut down. That of Gonfreville-l'Orcher (Seine-Maritime) has already disengaged on Friday. Those of Petroineos, in Lavéra (Bouches-du-Rhône), and Port-Jérôme-Gravenchon (Seine-Maritime) should follow. A shutdown does not directly cause a shortage of gasoline in service stations, it takes several days before the impact is felt.
Several unions are calling for a "strike by supervisors during the baccalaureate specialty exams", according to France Info. On Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday, nearly 540,000 candidates will take two tests, which account for a third of the baccalaureate results. The two leaders of the main unions, the CFDT and the CGT, called for the tests to go smoothly.
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