Technology: strike of September 29. Demonstrations, transport, schools: what should we expect on Thursday?

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The CGT and several unions call for an interprofessional strike day on Thursday, September 29, "for wages, pensions, scholarships, social minima".

The call for strike . Several unions including the CGT, Solidaires or the UNEF called for a day of interprofessional mobilization, this Thursday, September 29, 2022, for wages, pensions, scholarships, social minima.

They notably require the revaluation of 3.5 % of the index point in the public service, and the 10 % increase in all remuneration as well as an increase in retirement pensions of 4 %.

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Several left parties as well as associations like Attac or Oxfam support the movement. On the other hand, Force Ouvrière has announced that it will not participate. This is what to expect.

More than 100

rallies on its interactive map, the CGT announces more than 100 rallies in mainland France. In Paris, the demonstration will leave at 2 p.m. from Place Denfert-Rochereau. Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille… All the main major cities also have their gathering.

Several events will also be organized in the West. In Nantes, the meeting is given at 10:30 a.m. in front of the prefecture. In Rennes, 11 a.m. Place Charles-de-Gaulle. In Caen, 11 a.m. Place Saint-Pierre. In Angers, 11 a.m. place of rallying. In Brest, 11 a.m. Place de la Liberté. Or in Vannes, 10:30 a.m. at the Rabine.

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Disruption in transport

Rail traffic should be disrupted in many regions of France. In Normandy, only one in four train should be able to circulate . In Picardy, around 50 % of the trains will be canceled.

In the Paris region, the RATP announces that two out of three buses will drive. In RER B, three out of four trains will also be in service. Traffic will also be widely disrupted on the RER D, line J or line R. Neuf tramways out of ten will circulate. On the other hand, traffic will be normal in the metro.

In the rest of France, disturbances are also expected in urban transport. Bus traffic could be reduced in Lyon, Strasbourg, Rennes and Quimper.

Finally, road and sea transport should also be affected. The National Federation of Ports and Docks CGT notably calls for work for a period of four hours.

Education: The reception of children reduces

Several teaching unions including SNES-FSU, SNUIPP-FSU and Sud Education responded to the call to strike .

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in kindergarten and primary, despite the minimum service provided by the municipalities, several establishments could remain closed. In schools that will be open, extracurricular or catering services could be disrupted.

The situation is more uncertain in colleges and high schools, where teachers do not have to warn that they will be on strike.

The strike continues in total

The mobilization launched Tuesday by the CGT with Totalnergies continues. According to the union, 70 % of employees are on strike. Among the main sites concerned: La Bio-Raffine de la Mède (Bouches-du-Rhône), Normandy refineries in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), Donges (Loire-Atlantique), Carling (Moselle), Feyzin (Rhône) and Oudalle (Seine-Maritime), as well as the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) and Flanders (North) fuel deposits.

Contacted by AFP, the group's management said it has, in anticipation of the movement, anticipated the necessary logistical measures in order to normally supply its network of service stations and its customers.

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