80% of the refinery’s employees were on strike on Tuesday. They have no intention of weakening in the face of the government’s pension reform project.
This Tuesday, the protest movement against the pension reform was widespread in Lyon. If 45,000 people marched in the streets according to the CGT, 25,000 according to the police, the Feyzin refinery accounted for 80% of the strikers according to the unions.
The refinery workers, who are widely mobilized, have no intention of retreating against the government. The attackers are already ready to step up their movement.
“If the Borne government decides to take action, we are obliged to respond. If we have to respond with a strike and intensify in the future, we will do so”, says Julien Juanico, FO union representative at the Feyzin refinery. .
There are “better solutions” according to FO
According to the trade union representative, raising the retirement age is not the solution that the government should adopt. “We think there are other ways to finance. We can ask the big fortunes to make an effort, we can also increase the contributions, all of which the bosses call social taxes.”
For them, this last idea is the “best solution” to finance the pensions of the French. Thus, they do not want to let go of their protest movement until they are heard by the executive.
The Feyzin refinery was the last in France to call off the strike last November during the TotalEnergies refineries protest movement last November.