All the transport union federations called on June 3, 2022 for a national protest movement for the day of Monday June 27 in order to demand wage increases. The mobilization will begin at 3 a.m. on Monday, adds this Sunday, June 26 Le Parisien , which notes that the road transport branch includes 790,000 employees, all called upon to block French industrial zones. Twenty sites should be blocked The Ile-de-France daily specifies that at least twenty large sites should be blocked at dawn, according to the unions. “All regions will be affected but we don’t want to bother motorists,” says Patrick Blaise, of the FGTE Route CFDT, the first trade union in the profession. Several cities would be particularly affected: Paris, Marseille, Miramas, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Dunkirk, Rennes, Morlaix, Le Mans, Nantes, Lille, Nancy, Metz, Mulhouse or even Lyon. Unions demand higher wages At the beginning of June, the unions explained that road transport employees were faced with “galloping and exponential inflation” combined with too low wages. They demand the reopening of wage negotiations. Agreements were signed in the road transport of goods at the start of the year (revaluation of salary scales by 6%) but “they have already become obsolete” because the minimums have fallen below the Smic, assured Thierry Douine, president of the CFTC-Transport. “We are going to block the big operators: transport of goods, passengers, logistics, transport of funds…” announced Thierry Douine. “We are going to put pressure on them before the summer and if nothing changes, we will see what will happen in September”, he continued.
Truck drivers called to mobilize this Monday for a national strikeEXPAND