New day of paralysis Tuesday in France

In view of the national mobilization scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, many sectors will be affected, such as transport, education and even energy.

Schools, public transport, power plants, refineries: many sectors promise to be disrupted or blocked on Tuesday by the second inter-union call to strike against the government’s pension reform project, after that of January 19.

While the examination of the text arrives Monday at the National Assembly, here are the forecasts in the main sectors.


In airports, it is mainly the air traffic controllers’ strike that will cause disruptions and delays.

One in five flights should be canceled at Paris-Orly. But at Paris-Roissy, there should be enough non-striking personnel to ensure the planned program, according to the general directorate of civil aviation.

In the Paris metro, only automatic lines 1 and 14 will operate normally. The metro drivers of the other lines will provide one out of two or one out of four metros. Some lines will have closed stations and will only operate during peak hours. Bus and tram drivers will provide 80% of the service.

In the trains, the SNCF foresees a traffic “very strongly disturbed”. The mobilization of railway workers will reduce the number of TER to 2 out of 10 in the regions, TGV traffic to 25% to 30% depending on the axes and there will be almost no Intercity trains, nor any night trains.

In Ile-de-France, the movement promises to be followed, preventing the circulation of regional Transilien and RER trains, at the rate of one train in three or even one train in ten, depending on the lines.

On the international side, Eurostar and Thalys traffic will operate almost normally, but TGV traffic will be “severely disrupted” between France and Switzerland (Lyria).

In large cities: in Bordeaux, the majority of buses will operate but around ten lines will be eliminated, seven reduced and the frequency of trams will be reduced on three lines. The rate of strikers announced is 16%, less than on January 19 (24%).

In Rennes, dozens of buses will be canceled at the start due to the demonstration planned for the morning and other diverted lines. The two automatic metro lines should run normally, according to the STAR.

Civil service and private sector

The national interprofessional strike notice concerns the entire public service where the previous day of action on January 19 had mobilized 28% of strikers among the 2.5 million state agents, according to a figure from the ministry. .

Town halls, such as that of Paris or Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), have announced that they will keep their doors closed.

On January 19, public television and radio programs were largely disrupted at France Télévisions, Radio France and France Médias Monde (France 24 and RFI).

In the private sector, newspapers had not appeared, La Poste had identified 14.64% of strikers and industrial companies had recorded walkouts.


The union forecasts for the rate of strikers in the first degree will be known on Monday afternoon.

On January 19, the Snes-FSU, the leading secondary union, reported a rate of 65% of striking college and high school teachers, and the Snuipp-FSU, the leading primary union, lists 70% of striking teachers. . According to the ministry, the mobilization resulted in a rate of striking teachers of 42.35% in primary, 34.66% in colleges and high schools.


The strike should be closely followed in the refineries, after already two days of work stoppage, on January 19 and 26: the refineries operated on those days but fuel shipments were blocked for 24 hours each time.

The EDF strikers should again lower the production of electricity in the nuclear power stations and in the dams, without however causing power cuts, the manager of the RTE network strictly supervising these actions.

In electricity and gas, “Robin Hood” actions or targeted cuts at EDF or Engie could also take place.

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