Pensions: After the garbage collectors, the refiners ask for a stop?
All options are on the table. Industry Minister Roland Lescure suggested on Saturday that the government may place orders in the event that the refineries are shut down by striking workers. Pension reform .
At least two refineries, Petronius’ refinery in Lavira (Bouchets-du-Rhône) and TotalEnergies’ Normandy refinery in Gonfreville-l’Orcher (Manche), could close from this weekend and later Monday, according to CGT. So far, strikers have contented themselves with blocking fuel shipments, but refineries have kept producing.
In response to a question about the danger of fuel shortages, the minister replied: “We showed in the fall that we know how to carry out our responsibilities here again, and we will take them.” Referring to purchase orders It was taken to open the oil sites during the wage strikes. He stressed that such measures are “underway” with Parisian garbage collectors.
We will not leave 65 million French men and women and a country obscured by a few dozen individuals. Permission to strike […] It is obviously an inalienable right, but ban a few individuals from a country […]”It is not possible,” the minister added.
Emphasizing that “most of the service stations in France and Navarre have petrol today”, Roland Lescure criticized CGT Bouches-du-Rhône commander Olivier Mateu for, without naming him, calling him a “fireman”, who “is trying to create panic and anxiety so that people go get on the gas and suddenly we find ourselves potentially without it.” syndicate, Candidate to succeed Felipe Martinez The head of the CGT, he had advised the two “comrades who get up in the morning to go to work” to “refuel, because it won’t last forever”, after entering the strike at the petrol stations at Fosseur Meer and Lavira.