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Several sites affected by warnings

Marseille – Several sites from Total were hit Thursday by a CGT strike and linked to wage talks, which in some cases added to blocking "yellow vests," the comparable sources said,

"Transportation of products from the refinery of Normandy, Grandeit and Donousse has been blocked due to social movement linked to the annual mandatory negotiations currently taking place at the branch level."said Total spokesman.

"The debate on the La Mède bio refinery is also affected"she added.

According to sources in the alliance, this Bouches-du-Rhone depot was paralyzed on Thursday at a CGT invitation, several attackers of the workers who occupy the Total Float Access Platform, already blocked by "yellow vests".

According to Fabien Cros, the CGT, the 24-hour strike for resumption is followed by 87% of employees posted Thursday morning. "The annual wage negotiations in the industry started today This is a day of mobilization of all sites facing the threats of job cuts"he told AFP.

"A petroleum product enters or leaves the landfill"he said, stating that about 150 CGT assailants circulated brochures about the roundabout where about fifty"yellow vests"have installed a filter dam for a few days.

However, CGT is forbidden to join the yellow vests even if the purchasing power claims are the same. "We are not opposed to the struggles, everything is good against Macron. There is a flush"said the CGT striker at the site that contacted the phone.

At the Feyzin Refinery (Rhône), Michel Lavastrou, a CGT delegate, reported "strike from Tuesday and 10 am tonight, mainly around wage negotiations in the industry".

"About 65% of shift staff (involved in manufacturing, ed) are currently in work. The impact on production is limited as traffic started 48 hours ago"he said.

Thirty yellow vests were still published on Thursday morning at the roundabout near the delivery area and filtered through the canal, reported the refinery's employees.

Mandatory one-year negotiations between the unions and UFIP (the French Union of Petroleum Industries) began in Paris in the morning and should continue in the afternoon. Trade unions say salary increases are between 2% and 2.5%.

"Employers' proposal is currently + 1%, but is known to be insufficient"said Laurent Grizon, President of CFE-CGC Oil, the first oil industry union to CFDT (2nd) and CGT (3rd).

"This is in negotiations"said a UFIP spokesman without giving details.

BUR-Cr-ESP-JMI / SOE / mcj

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