Workers End Strikes at All but Two TotalEnergies Sites in France

Workers End Strikes at All but Two TotalEnergies Sites in France

Employees at TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) ended their strikes at all but two sites in France on Thursday, a CGT union representative told Reuters, adding that only morning staff at the refineries in Normandy and Feyzin continued the action.

While nearly one in five French gas stations are still experiencing shortages, supplies have been getting better since the government increased imports and requisitioned some workers after nearly four weeks of interruption.

“We have been seeing a significant improvement of the situation recently,” government spokesperson Olivier Veran told LCI television, adding that authorities would continue the requisitions “as long as necessary.”

Morning employees at TotalEnergies’ La Mede refinery and a storage facility in Dunkirk made the decision to come back to work, according to the CGT spokesperson.

According to the company, TotalEnergies and the majority of its unions earlier this month reached a wage deal that will result in an average pay increase of 7% over the course of the following year.

Although the 10% demand from the hardline CGT union was rejected, the desire to go on strike seems to be dwindling.

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