SOCIAL DEMONSTRATIONS: THE MOVEMENT IS GROWING
As part of the continuing movement on the reform of the pension system, the demonstrations are increasing throughout the country, particularly in the ports. The activities linked to transport are thus particularly impacted.
The National Federation of Ports and Docks CGT calls to continue the movement and to amplify it in the days to come. The mobilizations of the last few weeks have been strongly followed and a new work stoppage is announced for this week:
- Thursday 13 April 2023: national mobilization day and 24-hour work stoppage in the ports
- From Saturday April 8 to Friday April 14, 2023 included: 4-hour stoppage per day of port activities between 10am and 4pm (schedules determined by the ports)
- Maintenance of the suppression of overtime and exceptional shifts
COMPLICATED SITUATION IN THE PORTS
Difficulties or even impossibility of access to terminals by land and waterways, blocked logistics zones, cancellation of calls for certain vessels, the latest demonstrations have had a strong impact on port logistics.
Indeed, many shipowners have cancelled their planned calls, particularly in the ports of Le Havre (currently congested) and Fos sur Mer, just as rail operators have cancelled many freight trains. Road hauliers are also heavily impacted, as they cannot access the container loading and unloading areas.
This situation, which concerns all multimodal operators, is likely to intensify with the new stoppage this week. It should be noted that containers are temporarily deposited in internal parks whose storage capacity is rapidly decreasing.
Our teams remain at your disposal and will inform you of any change in the situation.