The truck drivers strike will be renewed on Wednesday. The strikers have many demands: a daily maximum working period from 10 am, a special semi-annual medical monitoring, a minimum hourly rate of € 14 per hour and a thirteenth month.
Tanker drivers and drivers of hazardous materials (fuels, gas …) will continue on Wednesday their strike action launched on Friday by the CGT Transport, which requires employers and the government to open “fast” negotiations on working conditions in the sector .
As in previous days, the strike was essentially followed Tuesday by the Paris drivers and did not cause “no shortage”, despite the increased number of Ile stations out of fuel, according to industry professionals.
The strikers again established at dawn, “filter dams” at the entrance of oil depots of Ile-de-France, to be able to slow access to the trucks and to inform the drivers of their movement and let them go.
One hundred stations out of fuel
In Grand-Quevilly, near Rouen, they blocked access until noon fuel depot , according to several sources. According to the Total group, the strike also led to a “low activity” in Gennevilliers (Hauts-de-Seine) and Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne).
The CGT Transport has identified “60 to 80%” of strikers. On Monday, the figure of 70% had been accused of “greatly exaggerated” by employers’ federations and FNTR TLF.
from the side of the gas stations, according to the latest report of the French Union of Petroleum Industry (UFIP), “a hundred stations are currently out of fuel” out of 11,000 in France, “we are not in a situation of shortage”. But these figures are only partial, the UFIP lacking data from the supermarkets.
In turn, a source at the CGT evokes “more than 180 stations down in Île-de-France”, on the basis of estimates of “field”. The website, mon-essence.fr , has an app that has been developed based on the information reported by subscribers, and live at 6.30pm out of about 630 stations, 252 are in total shortage.
In its press release announcing the continuation of the movement, the CGT-transport demand “employers organizations and the government to take responsibility for creating the conditions for opening rapid negotiations” in order to recognize “the technicalities of hazardous materials driver’s job”.
While the government spokesman, Christophe Castaner, indicated at midday on RMC that the Minister of Transport would “receive in the coming hours the organizations’ drivers, the CGT-Transport said it had not received an invitation.
With this strike, the CGT intends to push employers to “negotiate” the inclusion in the agreement of the road transport “specificities” specific to hazardous materials. It calls including daily hours of work maximum 10 hours, a special semi-annual medical monitoring, a minimum hourly rate of € 14 per hour and a thirteenth month.
But “these claims are supported by the only union CGT and no negotiations are possible with one union” , said FNTR Monday and TLF. The issues will still be “addressed early July in the construction of conventional classifications” , had they said in a joint statement.