The CGT calls for a blocking of all refineries in France, from January 7 to 10. Thierry Defresne, CGT central delegate at Total, announces the announcement on franceinfo.

The Total biorefinery in La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhône).  (VALERIE VREL / MAXPPP)

“We are calling for a big highlight in all refineries in France, from January 7 to 10, to ensure that no product comes out for 96 hours”, confides Thierry Defresne, the central delegate of the CGT at Total, Monday, December 30 to franceinfo.

What form would this mobilization take against the pension reform? “It will be a total block, answers Thierry Defresne. At the end of these 96 hours of strike, we will ask ourselves whether we are moving to the stage of shutting down the installations. ”

Several blockages in progress

There are eight refineries in mainland France. Some have already been blocked for several weeks. On Monday, December 30, fuel shipments have been blocked for three weeks at the Total refinery in Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) and a blockage is also in progress at La Mède (Bouches-du-Rhône). As for the Donges refinery (Loire-Atlantique), blocked for a while, Total management indicated Monday evening that it was operating normally again.