While waiting for the estimates of the rates of strikers which will be communicated during the day on Tuesday by the unions, the management of large companies or the administration, here is the point on the main mobilizations.


The SNCF and the RATP in Ile-de-France have already announced that in addition to Tuesday, traffic would also be very disrupted on Wednesday, all the unions having called for renewable strikes.

At the SNCF, the strike began Monday at 7:00 p.m. and 80% of the TGV Inoui and Ouigo are canceled, as well as almost all the Intercités, with international connections degraded or even interrupted between France and Germany and France and Spain notably.

The empty Marseille-Saint Charles station on March 7, 2023, in the middle of a strike day against the pension reform © NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP

In Ile-de-France, on the SNCF network, one train out of three is planned on the RER A and B and on the H, K, U railway lines, one train out of five on the RER C and D, as well as on the lines J, L, N, R, and one in ten on the RER E and line P.

In Paris, on the RATP network, two metros out of three during the day will run on line 4. Traffic will be normal only on lines 1 and 14 (automated).

Line 6 will be open from 5.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with one train in three on average, like line 12 - one train in four during off-peak hours.

The other lines will only be open during peak hours (6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and on certain sections.

In Lille, no major disruption is expected, but in Marseille the two metro lines and one in three tram lines will be closed, with 85% of the buses affected by the strike.

In Nice, no tram will run.

In the air, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked companies to reduce their flight schedules on Tuesday and Wednesday, by 20% at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and by 30% at Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse.

Air France plans to operate nearly eight out of ten flights, including all of its long-haul flights, without excluding "last minute delays and cancellations".


More than 60% of primary school teachers will be on strike on Tuesday, according to the Snuipp-FSU, the leading primary union.

No forecast figures for colleges and high schools, teachers not being required to declare themselves 48 hours before.

On January 19, the unions had identified up to 70% of striking teachers in primary schools and 65% in colleges and high schools.

The Ministry of Education had counted 42.35% of strikers in primary education and 34.66% in secondary education.

Sporadic blockages by high school students are also expected.

Same in the faculties.

Energy and industry

In energy, the movement started Friday afternoon at the call of the CGT.

The strikers will lower the production of electricity.

On Monday, the reduction reached 3,450 megawatts (MW) in nuclear power plants and 3,165 MW in thermal power plants, the equivalent of six nuclear reactors, according to the CGT.

To this was added a drop in available power from the dams of 3,600 MW on Monday at 7:00 p.m., according to EDF.

On Tuesday, the general assemblies could decide locally on a "recovery of the network", which would deprive the manager of the RTE network of the possibility of controlling the machines remotely, indicated to AFP the CGT-Energie, which promises "a black week".

In the refineries, the strikers will want to block shipments of fuel to the depots, which could in the long term cause shortages as in October.

In gas, three of the four LNG terminals in France were shut down for "seven days" on Monday by the unions, and French gas storage sites should also be affected on Tuesday.


The garbage collectors are called to the renewable strike by the CGT.

Garbage collectors block the waste incineration center of Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, on March 6, 2023 © Thomas SAMSON / AFP

In Paris, garbage cans were not collected in four arrondissements on Monday, and one of the three incinerators around the capital, in Paris / Ivry, has been blocked since Monday by city officials (70 according to the police headquarters), preventing waste from being burned there.

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