United against the postponement of the legal age to 64, the eight main French unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU) intend to continue to put pressure on the executive, after having succeeded in mobilizing on January 19 and 31 more than a million demonstrators in the streets according to the authorities, the double according to the unions, while the deputies began Monday the examination of the text in the National Assembly.
The unions have called for a fourth day of strikes and demonstrations on Saturday February 11.
The rate of striking teachers was 14,17%, including 14,60% in primary and 13,75% in secondary (middle and high schools), according to the Ministry of National Education.
These figures do not take into consideration zone A (Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers), already during school holidays.
The teachers' unions have not given mobilization figures at this stage.
On January 31, the rate of striking teachers was 25,92%, according to the ministry, well below the figures of the unions, which had counted at least 50% of strikers.
At the universities of Rennes-2 and Jean-Jaurès in Toulouse, students voted to block on Monday.
Traffic was once again very disrupted at the SNCF on Tuesday, but less than during the two previous days of action, the mobilization seeming to decline, with 25% of strikers against 36% on January 31 and 46% on January 19, management estimated the rate of strikers at rather 56% of the operators of the morning shifts, against 55% on January 31 and 65% on the 19th.
Fuel shipments are blocked, but TotalEnergies says it has stocks in depots to avoid shortages at service stations.
Engie noted 24,6% of strikers in the middle of the day on Tuesday under specific status of electricians and gas workers, against 40% on January 19 and 34,3% on January 31, without foreseeable consequences for its customers.
On the electricity side, there were 30,3% of strikers among the overall workforce at midday at EDF according to management, down sharply (40,3% on January 31).
Electricity production was reduced by 4.120 MW at the end of the morning, the equivalent of four nuclear reactors disconnected, but without causing cuts, according to the group's website.
The CGT in Loire-Atlantique has demanded an "energy sobriety" of around twenty road cameras in the department.
Just over 11% of civil servants were on strike in the middle of the day in the state civil service, against 19,4% on the second day of mobilization against the government pension reform, and 28% on the first, according to the Ministry of Public Service.
At La Poste, management reported 4,69% of strikers at midday.
At the Bel factory in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, which produces Kiri, Boursin and Cousteron in particular, the production lines “are idling: “We are mobilized”, indicated Xavier Darondeau, elected CFDT at the CSE.