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Statement by Elisabeth Borne: the rise in wages "not even mentioned", regret the CGT and FO

2022-07-06T18:12:28.689Z

The CGT and FO deplored in separate press releases that Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne did not raise the issue of the increase in...



The CGT and FO deplored in separate press releases that Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne did not raise the issue of the salary increase in her general policy speech to the Assembly on Wednesday.

"

On purchasing power (...) the question of wage increases has not even been mentioned, and the policy of checks will again be the priority

", the workers being sent back to "

company negotiation

“, lambasted the CGT in its press release.

"

FO stresses that the measures announced on purchasing power carefully circumvent the question of the increase in wages

", for its part wrote Force Ouvrière.

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The CGT is also concerned that the pension reform project "

remains the same because it will be necessary to work gradually longer

", and FO recalls "

its total opposition to any increase in the legal retirement age and to the 'extension of the contribution period

'.

The second and third French unions denounce in unison the plan to lower production taxes “

in line with the previous five-year term

”.

The CGT debated on Wednesday "

ten emergency measures to meet the needs

»: among these the increase in the Smic to 2000 euros gross and an automatic increase in all salary scales in the branches, companies and administrations as soon as the Smic is reassessed (sliding salary scale).

FO had recalled Monday during a press conference to make the increase in wages its priority of priorities, claiming a Smic at 1500 euros net and, too, the establishment of a “

sliding scale of wages

”.

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The CGT concludes its press release by saying "

prepare (r) actions, including the strike, in September

".

According to union sources interviewed by AFP, a day of strike will be organized on September 29, at the call of the CGT and Solidaires in particular.

An inter-union is also planned at the headquarters of FO on July 11, on the theme of purchasing power, with the participation of all the representative unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFDT) as well as Unsa , the FSU, Solidaires and youth organisations.

A previous meeting on this new format since 2017 had already taken place on June 27 at the headquarters of the CGT.

Source: lefigaro

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