► Severe disruptions to SNCF and RATP networks
A new day in the transport kitchen is imminent for users. According to SNCF’s forecast, on average, one out of every two TGVs is operational. On a local network, only three out of ten TERs are in circulation.
In Paris, most metro lines run only during rush hour or at slower speeds. At Paris’ Orly airport, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has called for the cancellation of a fifth of flights in response to a strike by air traffic controllers. An outage is also expected on Wednesday, February 8.
► Marseille, Lyon, Rennes, Toulouse: morning activities
Called by the trade unions, several marches in the area started in the morning. In Marseille, demonstrations started from the Old Port at 10.30am. The starting point in Lyon is the Manufactures des tabacs in the 8th arrondissement, arriving at Place Bellecour (second stop) at noon.
The Rennes parade will begin its route at Place de Bretagne at 11 am, while the Nantes parade will meet at Miroir d’eau at 10:30 am. In Toulouse, the parade starts at 10 am from the Saint-Cyprien metro station. In Caen, the game starts at 10:30 am at the Place Saint-Pierre.
► Paris route: between Opéra Garnier and Opéra Bastille
After leaving Place d’Italie on the second day of mobilization on January 31, the Paris procession returned to the capital’s Right Bank. The event will start around 2 pm at the Place de la Opera in the 9th arrondissement.
The procession will pass through the Boulevards Italiana, Montmartre, Poissonier, Beaune-Nouvel, Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin and Place de la République. It then passes the Boulevards du Temple, des Filles du Calvaire and Beaumarchais. The demonstration is scheduled to end at Place de la Bastille at 7 p.m.
► The EDF power plant has reduced its output by about 4,500 MW
EDF strikers have been cutting power production since Monday. That reached nearly 4,500 megawatts on Tuesday, equivalent to more than four nuclear reactors, but resulted in no cuts, we learned from the CGT and EDF websites.
On the TotalEnergies side, CGT announced on Tuesday morning that strikes at the group’s refineries ranged from 75% to 100%. “Product shipments from the TotalEnergies website were disrupted today”Pointed the way, that is to say, the way of action is similar to the actions against the pension reform project a few days ago.
► Students in Rennes and Toulouse and high school students voted to prevent them from going to university
Students from the University of Rennes II, Jean-Jaurès in Toulouse, and high school students decided to block their establishment in protest of the pension reform. In Paris, tensions erupted at Racine High School with police on Tuesday morning after the high school students decided to lock down.
#Parisafter several tense minutes, the police let the high school students retreat to the front of the high school #root#GreveGeneraleIllimitee#pension reform#pension reform#NoALaReformeDesRetraites#retreat#february7strike#demonstration7february#France#strike#GreveRATPpic.twitter.com/JF1fwRA4UR
— Jules Ravel (@JulesRavel1) February 7, 2023
In Rennes, after voting Monday afternoon, students took out tables, chairs and other university furniture and piled them in front of pathways leading to two of the buildings.