“If the government persists” in wanting to “force through a bad reform” of pensions, there will be “mobilizations and strikes from January”, warned this Wednesday the secretary general of the CGT Philippe Martinez , on South Radio.
The government was ready to unveil the pension reform on Thursday.
But the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron finally declared on Monday that the presentation was postponed to January 10, highlighting in particular the need to continue the discussion with certain unions.
"It's quite incomprehensible, the President of the Republic decides the calendar on his own," reacted Philippe Martinez.
Inter-union "early January"
Judging this reform "bad" and "unjustified", he recalled that the CGT had made proposals to improve the situation of retirees and future retirees.
“For the moment, the discussion is limited to telling us: we want to push back the retirement age to 65,” he regretted, castigating a “dogmatic” position.
Claiming to discuss “very regularly” with other trade unions, Philippe Martinez warned that “there will be strikes in January if the government continues to force through a bad reform”.
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"We are clear: if the government persists and signs that it wants us to work longer, there will be mobilizations and strikes from January," he insisted.
Tuesday, the general secretary of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, announced that an inter-union on the reform of the pensions would be held “beginning of January”.