Industry Minister Roland Lescure hinted on Saturday, March 18th, that the government might go ahead with orders in case refineries are shut down by employees striking 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.
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Asked about the dangers of fuel shortages, the minister replied to a Franceinfo guest: “We showed in the fall that we knew how to take our responsibilities there again, and we will take them on.”referring to the demands then taken to unblock oil sites during the wage strikes.
He stressed that such measures “being posted” With the Parisian garbage collectors.
We will not leave 65 million French men and women and a country obscured by a few dozen individuals. So, the strike (…) is clearly an inalienable right, but the prohibition of certain individuals in a country (…), is not possible.added the minister.
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Confirming thatToday, most petrol stations in France and Navarre have petrol.Roland Lescure criticized CGT leader Bouches-du-Rhône Olivier Mateu who dealt with him without naming him “arbitrary fireman”from “Try to create panic and anxiety so that people go get gas and suddenly we find ourselves likely to be without it.”.
The unionist, the candidate to succeed Felipe Martinez at the helm of the CGT, had advised on Monday, March 13 “Comrades who get up in the morning to go to work” to “It fills up, because it won’t last forever.”after the oil terminals at Fos-sur-Mer and Lavera were struck.