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The CGT said Wednesday to end the strike movement at the TotalEnergies refinery in Gonfreville-L’Orcher, near Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), after more than a month of walkout.
After a month off work, the strikers at the TotalEnergies refinery will return to their jobs. The CGT announced on Wednesday November 2 the end of the strike movement provoked on September 27 at the TotalEnergies refinery in Gonfreville-L’Orcher, in the department of Seine-Maritime.
The strike was lifted on Monday following an agreement between management and the union, the general secretary of the site’s CGT, Alexis Antonioli, told AFP, confirming information from the daily “Paris-Normandie”. The management of TotalEnergies also confirmed the information.
The general assembly in Gonfreville, initially scheduled for Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., is canceled. The union said it would issue a statement by Wednesday evening or Thursday.
While the movement had been renewed Monday during the shift change at 05:00, “a negotiation meeting made it possible to reach an agreement”, specifies a source familiar with the matter.
Gonfreville and Feyzin, in the Rhône, were the last two Total sites to have voted to continue the movement on October 27.
On the site of the Normandy refinery, the return to operation of the installations “has begun” but it “will take about a fortnight”, specifies the source close to the file. “Fuel shipments, from the substantial stocks available on the site, will be able to be relaunched quickly”.
10% wage increase
The strike movement of the employees of the Gonfreville-L’Orcher refinery had started on September 27, at the call of the CGT TotalEnergies. The CGT demanded a salary increase of 10%.
At the Feyzin fuel depot, the strike continued on Wednesday, according to the CGT. “No requisitions this morning. The strikers are hoping for the imminent arrival of a mediator from the republic, it is becoming urgent,” commented the CGT union delegate from Feyzin, Pedro Afonso.
In Gonfreville are refined about 12 million tons of crude oil per year, or 12% of the refining capacity in France, according to TotalEnergies.