Teachers' unions have counted at least 50% of strikers among teachers, from kindergarten to high school.
The ministry for its part announced a rate of striking teachers of 25,92%, figures well below the mobilization of January 19 (38,5%).
In Paris but not only, schools remained closed.
On the student side, rallies took place on Tuesday morning, as on the Saint-Charles site of Aix-Marseille University, where a picket was set up with a banner "Overwhelming reform, student response".
Sciences Po Paris was occupied during the night by about fifty students who emptied the premises in the morning.
In the airports, it is mainly the strike of air traffic controllers which causes disruptions and delays.
The cancellation of one in five flights was requested from Paris-Orly by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to match the available staff and the expected traffic. In Nice, 18 rotations were canceled out of 90. In Ajaccio, the firefighters joined the movement and flights were also canceled due to insufficient security.
In rail, more than a third of railway workers (36,5%) went on strike according to a union source, less than on January 19 (46,3%).
The movement nevertheless strongly disrupts passenger traffic. The SNCF only runs one out of three TGVs on average, almost no Intercités and two out of ten TERs. In Ile-de-France, the suburbs are practically not served with in particular one train out of ten, on average, on lines C, D, E, J, L, N, P and R which, for the most part between them, only operate at peak times and/or on part of their route.
In the Paris metro, traffic is very disrupted, and only automatic lines 1 and 14 operate normally, while the service of buses and trams is provided at 80%.
Disturbances also affect the Lyon metro, the trams of Bordeaux, the buses of Rennes. In Marseille, one of the two metro lines and one of the three tram lines are at a standstill, the others slowed down. In Nice, no tram runs, as do 25 bus lines.
In Corsica, several sea crossings between the island and Marseille have been postponed to Wednesday.
Civil service and private sector
There were 19,4% of strikers among state officials, according to the Ministry of Public Service, against 28% twelve days ago.
Town halls, like that of Paris, have kept their doors closed. The communist town halls of Vénissieux (Rhône), Echirolles (Isère) or Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) closed for half a day.
At La Poste, 8,79% of employees were on strike, according to management, against 14,64% the last time.
The mobilization remains strong in the refineries and fuel depots of TotalEnergies which have 75 to 100% of strikers, according to the CGT. The management of the group estimates for its part that the rate of strikers amounts to 55%, against 65% on January 19th.
On the electricity side, mobilization remains high, although down slightly compared to January 19. The management of Engie identified 34,3% of strikers and that of EDF 40,3% against 44,5% on January 19. Shift teams deprived the company of part of its electricity production, with a loss of power of up to 3.210 MW at 11:00 a.m. (the equivalent of three nuclear reactors), the CGT ensuring that the drop in load had reached 5.000 MW as of January 19.
In Vienne, "Robin Hood" actions to reconnect electricity to cut homes have been claimed by the CGT.
In the South-West, the CGT of Lot-et-Garonne claimed the deactivation of four road radars.