Towards a return to normal in the coming days? At the end of September, the CGT launched a strike movement at TotalEnergies, which has since blocked fuel depots in refineries.
Staff are demanding a 10% salary increase to offset the effects of inflation.
Closed gas stations, hard-to-find gas, rising fuel prices and queues of several hours at the pump have been punctuating the days of motorists for more than two weeks.
Invited on the set of France 2, the President of the Republic estimated that a return to normal should take place “in the course of the coming week”.
Emmanuel Macron also expressed his desire to see the situation unblocked as soon as possible: “I am for social dialogue, never for blockage. I have a thought for all of our compatriots who are queuing in the middle of the night to find gasoline. But I say it very clearly, if the social dialogue does not succeed in the next hours, we will requisition”.
According to information from Le Figaro, the social movement ended this Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Fos-sur-Mer refinery, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. “After consultation with the striking staff, it was decided that the social movement would stop,” said the CGT, before affirming that the normal operation of the refinery would resume at their own pace.
“The strike movement ends at the Fos-sur-Mer refinery. We had discussions this morning with the unions. We are delighted with this progress” commented the management of Esso-ExxonMobil in the columns. Daily. In our slideshow below, discover the situation in your area.