Thursday March 23 marked the ninth day of mobilization against the pension reform. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 1.08 million French people were present throughout the territory. The CGT counts on its side 3, 5 million demonstrators. The difference is explained by the methodology used to develop these figures. We can note a renewed mobilization compared to the previous days of strikes organized by the inter-union.
The public service unions are still contesting the reform and intend to continue the strike until the text is deleted. Among these unions, the CGT-Chemistry has been blocking refineries since March 7 to make their voices heard. In this sense, the TotalEnergies refinery in Gonfreville-l’Orcher in Normandy, the largest site in France, was shut down on the weekend of March 18. Other refineries have followed suit and mobilized. Discover the situation of the service stations in your department in the slideshow below.
In recent weeks, the consequences of these blockages were not yet visible. Nevertheless, as of Monday March 20, many service stations faced the first fuel shortages. Thursday, March 23, four employees of the TotalEnergies refinery in Normandy were requisitioned at the request of the Ministry of Energy Transition, as reported by Europe 1. This decision survives while 15% of service stations are currently in shortage of gasoline. The fear of the lack of kerosene to supply the airports of Orly and Roissy led to these highly contested requisitions.
We already presented to you on Monday March 20, the departments most affected by these shortages. Among them, the Bouches-du-Rhône alone had 25% of service stations with a shortage of fuel, either gasoline or diesel, according to FigData. What about this weekend?
Discover in our slideshow below the situation in your region.
*No data has been recorded for Corsica.