Ruffin calls for “the demand for super profits” in front of TotalEnergies employees

Ruffin calls for “the demand for super profits” in front of TotalEnergies employees

Rebellious France MP François Ruffin called “the demand for super profits” on Thursday in front of workers at the TotalEnergies platform from Gonfreville-L’Orcher near Le Havre, near Le Havre, who renewed the strike, an AFP correspondent noted.

“It’s been six months since there was supposed to be a requisition of super-profits,” the rebellious MP said.

François Ruffin denounced “force-feeding, profanity up and down, rationing” in front of a hundred TotalEnergies workers at the Gonfreville platform, who voted by show of hands to extend the strike.

“We have people who celebrate the value of work every day and abuse it every day,” stressed the LFI MP.

“I’m telling you, my concern is that we’re going to tear the nation apart,” Mr Ruffin said.

Alongside him was PCF-NUPES MP for Seine-Maritime Jean-Paul Lecoq: “So you’re ashamed, you published an amendment last night to temporarily tax super-profits”.

“They are being forced to do this because there is such a turmoil in our country,” said the communist deputy.

“Requisitions are easy (…), but requisitioning Pouyanné (Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total, ed.) is more difficult than forcing him to negotiate,” he continued.

Workers have been on strike since September 27, demanding a 10% wage increase, including 7% to compensate for the inflation suffered in 2022 and 3% to share the wealth generated by the Total group, according to the CGT.

The strike at the TotalEnergies refineries was extended “by a very large majority” on Thursday morning at the five sites involved in the movement.

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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