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Philippe Martinez will propose a new strike day next week

The chairman of the CGT assures BFMTV/RMC that the decision to call an interprofessional strike will be taken later in the day.

“We will propose a new strike call in all public companies,” said Philippe Martinez this morning.

This day of strikes and demonstrations could be held on Tuesday October 18, Vocational High Schools Mobilization Day.

‘You’re doing something stupid’: Philippe Martinez regretted Matignon’s demands

The CGT secretary-general believes that the use of requisitions by striking employees has “set the powder on fire”: “The government’s requisitioning of employees at Esso-ExxonMobil has done nothing to soothe the social climate.”

“When Madame Borne and her cabinet told me they were requisitioning employees, I told them, ‘You’re doing something stupid.’

In response to the TotalEnergies announcement, Philippe Martinez calls for real negotiations

The Secretary General of the CGT is a guest of BFMTV and RMC’s Face to Face this Thursday morning. He was reacting to TotalEnergies’ announcement that it would give all employees worldwide a special bonus of one month’s salary. For Philippe Martinez, this announcement does not correspond to the demands of the unions:

“Since this conflict began on September 27 at Total, employees have been demanding general pay increases. A negotiation is not an announcement by the CEO on the radio or television. We sit at a table because there is a problem, we discuss and we find a solution.

Fuels: towards targeted assistance for drivers?

Bruno Le Maire reiterates that the government “will not extend the fuel price rebate beyond the original date of late 2022”.

The Economics Minister is returning to his idea of ​​targeted help for households this morning on RTL.

It is a check paid “on the basis of earnings” for those who are required to drive to work.

Bruno Le Maire does not indicate a cap that could be set.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher on RMC: “Total must increase salary”

Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition, was invited to RMC this morning:

“Total needs to raise wages. It’s time to fulfill his promise. (…) I demand wage increases because we need them. Inflation means the workforce needs to be increased today. Total needs to push those increases, they have the means.”

TotalEnergies will grant all employees an exceptional bonus of one month’s salary

Minutes after Bruno Le Maire called on TotalEnergies to grant a pay rise, the oil company announced it would award a one-month salary bonus to all its employees worldwide.

Bruno Le Maire urges CGT to ‘clarify its position’: ‘Whole country lockdown is unacceptable’

The Minister of Economy and Finance speaks directly to the CGT, the second union of the TotalEnergies group.

“What does the CGT want? salary negotiations? That’s acceptable. Whole country lockdown? That is absolutely unacceptable,” said Bruno Le Maire on RTL.

He calls on the trade union federation to “clarify its position” and again asks the interest groups to come together. And threatens to place orders on Total’s websites.

“The requirements are long, but it gets done”; he proclaims.

Fuels: Strike renewed at TotalEnergies at the 5 production sites

The strike movement is renewed at all locations of the TotalEnergies Group. Four refineries are affected: Gonfreville-l’Orcher (Seine-Maritime), Donges (Loire-Atlantique), Feyzin (Rhône), La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhône) and a depot.

The strike was decided on Thursday morning “with a very large majority,” the CGT announced the day after talks with company management broke down.

For Bruno Le Maire “it is obvious that Total has the ability to increase salaries”

The economy and finance minister was a guest on RTL morning, where he reiterated his current priority: “I hope Total finds a salary agreement.” The Bercy boss believes the oil giant has the means to push through a wage increase : “Any company that can raise wages must raise wages. It is evident that Total has the ability to increase wages and the means to increase profit sharing proportionately.” They will negotiate.”

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TotalEnergies strikers refuse to resume fuel deliveries

The TotalEnergies strikers categorically rejected management’s demand that fuel deliveries be resumed at 5 this morning.
A prerequisite for the start of all collective bargaining for the time being.

At the end of the meeting in La Défense at the Group’s headquarters, the CGT Secretary of the TotalEnergies Europe Committee took the floor.

“We have consulted the strikers and it is a massive categorical refusal, the employees do not want to negotiate this demand.”

The dialogue, however, remains a first step by management towards the strikers blocked because earlier in the day management had accepted for the first time to host the CGT, the group’s second union.

FO joins the movement: “Requirements are not acceptable,” said the Secretary General

Frédéric Souillot, Franceinfo’s morning guest, spoke about the mobilization of the Force Ouvrière (FO) to strike in French refineries. “The unions decide when they want to go there or not and the demands are not acceptable,” he reasoned, arguing that the refineries were not linked to a general interest and public service mission.

The Secretary General of the organization also wants to counteract these demands: “First of all, we are putting a law firm that is used to it in the starting blocks, we are going into an urgent procedure like the CGT. per hour to put an end to these demands.”

Frédéric Souillot said he was open to negotiations but also regretted the delay of TotalEnergies management to agree to a discussion.

Fuel: TotalEnergies strikers refuse to lift blockades

At the end of a fresh rally at TotalEnergies’ headquarters in La Défense, the strikers flatly rejected a proposal to free deliveries early Thursday morning as a condition for opening collective bargaining.

“It’s a massive categorical refusal, they (the workers) don’t want this claim to be negotiated,” Thierry Defresne, CGT secretary of TotalEnergies Europe’s committee, told AFP.

For its part, TotalEnergies confirmed “the negative outcome of the night’s talks”.

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