If you haven’t been following the news this weekend, La Dépêche du Midi offers you a catch-up session. Find out five facts about the news this Saturday 8 and this Sunday 9 October.
Tension at service stations, TotalEnergies strikes
Lack of supply at service stations, political pressure: TotalEnergies agreed on Sunday to bring forward its annual wage talks in October. Refineries and fuel depots. The negotiations, planned for November anyway, will “make it possible to define how employees will benefit from the exceptional results generated by Total Energies, taking into account inflation for 2022.”, Total Energies assures. Since the strike began ten days ago, the CGT has been demanding a 10% pay rise – 7% for inflation, 3% for wealth sharing – as the French energy company posted a first-half profit of $10.6 billion. 2022.
Strikes at TotalEnergies: Management says it is ready to negotiate pay from October if strike ends
Crimean bridge explosion
The Crimean Bridge, a key and symbolic infrastructure linking Russia to the peninsula that damaged Ukraine in 2014, was partially destroyed on Saturday by a large explosion that Moscow attributed to a truck bomb. CCTV footage shared on social media showed a powerful explosion as several vehicles crossed the bridge, including a truck that Russian authorities suspect was the source of the blast. In other scenes, we can see tank cars burning on the railway side of the bridge and two spans of one of the two collapsed roadways. Investigators say three people died in the early morning attack: the truck driver and two people – a man and a woman – who were driving near the blast and whose bodies were pulled from the water. Crimean authorities announced in the afternoon that traffic for cars and buses had resumed on the bridge’s only roadway, which remained intact.
War in Ukraine: Car bomb, human toll, reopening to vehicles … What we know about the Crimean bridge explosion
Oil heating: Government assistance to households from November 8
The government explained on Saturday that assistance of between 100 and 200 euros, depending on income, will come into effect from November 8 for people heating with fuel oil who cannot benefit from the shield put in place for other energy sources. Some French who heat themselves with fuel oil can get an exceptional energy test in November. Households opting for other energy sources are also eligible. The government has detailed the rules for the same.
Exceptional Energy Test: Fuel Oil, Gas, Pellets… About Assistance Paid in November
State Toulouse Dynamites Clermont consolidates its first place
State Toulouse mostly dominated Clermont (46-10), a bright Tomas Ramos, 26 points, including two tries, the third victory in a row, which allows Ugo Mola’s men to stand above 14 places from Saturday. 6th day. With 23 points on the clock, Toulouse are 6 points ahead of Toulon and La Rochelle (17 points). Clermont dropped to sixth place with 14 points. Against the posts (6 of 7), France international Thomas Ramos, who was initially aligned, tipped the game with two flashes and a sharp piece of footwork.
Top 14: Stade Toulouse pay the house price in Clermont
Judicial Police: Gerald Dormanin defends his reform
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin defended the highly controversial reform of the judicial police in an interview with Le Parisien on Sunday, which he called “courageous, essential and tough”, two days after anger erupted over the sacking of the southern region’s boss. PJ. The reform “shakes habits and it is natural that it provokes controversies” but “must not exceed certain limits”, adds the minister, condemning the “shocking images” of the demonstration by investigators in Marseille. On Thursday, the Director General of the National Police (DGPN), Frédéric Veaux, who arrived in Marseille to present his reform, had to overcome a “fence of shame” created by about 200 investigators against the plan. The following day, PJ’s respected boss in the south of France, Eric Arella, was sacked. “The general manager chooses his collaborators. The bond of trust between them has been broken,” the minister told Le Parisien, without commenting further on the ouster.
“Certain limits must not be crossed”: Gerald Dorman defends PJ’s reform and talks about controversies
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