Strikes at TotalEnergies, explosion of the Crimean bridge, aid for oil heating… the 5 facts of the weekend to remember

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If you haven’t been following the news this weekend, La Dépêche du Midi offers you a catch-up session. Discover the five pieces of information that marked the news this Saturday, October 8 and this Sunday, October 9.

Tensions in gas stations, strikes at TotalEnergies

Motorists on edge over lack of supplies to gas stations, political pressure: TotalEnergies agreed on Sunday to bring its annual wage negotiations forward to October, responding to the hand extended by the CGT the day before, provided the blockades end in October. October. refineries and fuel depots. These negotiations, scheduled for November anyway, “will make it possible to determine how employees can take advantage of the exceptional results generated by TotalEnergies before the end of the year, while also taking into account inflation for the year 2022. “. , assures TotalEnergies. Since the start of the strike ten days ago, the CGT has demanded a 10% – 7% wage increase for inflation, 3% for wealth sharing – the French energy giant has in the first half of 2022.

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Crimean Bridge Explosion

The Crimean Bridge, an important and symbolic infrastructure connecting Russia to the peninsula annexed in 2014 to the detriment of Ukraine, was partially destroyed on Saturday by a massive explosion attributed by Moscow 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. Other footage shows a convoy of tankers in flames on the track section of the bridge and two spans of one of the two collapsed lanes. Investigators say the early morning attack killed three people: the truck driver and two people – a man and a woman – who were driving near the explosion and whose bodies were recovered from the water. . Crimea authorities announced in the afternoon that traffic for cars and buses had resumed on the bridge’s only intact carriageway.

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Fuel oil: state support for households from 8 November

Aid of between 100 and 200 euros, depending on income, will come into effect from November 8 for people heating with fuel oil, who have not been able to take advantage of the shield set up for other energy sources, the government said on Saturday. Some of the French who heat with fuel oil will be able to receive an exceptional energy check in November. Households that have opted for other energy sources are also eligible. The government has worked out the conditions.

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Stade Toulousain energizes Clermont and consolidates its first place

Stade Toulousain largely dominated Clermont (46-10) with a scintillating Thomas Ramos, author of 26 points, including two tries, a third win in a row that will allow Ugo Mola’s men to stand out at the top of the Top 14 on Saturday, on Day 6. With 23 points on the clock, Toulouse is 6 points ahead of Toulon and La Rochelle (17 points). Clermont drops to sixth place, with 14 points. Effective against the posts (6 out of 7), French international Thomas Ramos, who lined up at the opening, tipped the game with two flashes and a sharp foot play.

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Judicial Police: Gérald Darmanin defends his reform

In an interview with Le Parisien on Sunday, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin defended the highly controversial reform of the judicial police, which he presents as “courageous, essential and difficult”, two days after the outrage sparked by the resignation of the boss of the southern part of the PJ. The reform “shuffles habits and it is normal for disputes to arise”, but “certain limits should not be crossed”, the minister added, denouncing the “shocking images” of the demonstration by the researchers in Marseille. On Thursday, the Director General of the National Police (DGPN) Frédéric Veaux, who came to Marseille to present his reform, had to cross a “hedge of dishonor” formed by some 200 researchers who opposed the project. The next day Eric Arella, respected boss of the PJ in the south of France, was fired. “The general manager has the choice of his employees. The relationship of trust between them was broken,” said the minister in Le Parisien, without further comment on this eviction.

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