The date for the second round is fixed.
The mobilization movement against the pension reform was barely over on Thursday when the eight major trade union centers (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires and FSU) announced a new day of strikes and demonstrations. next Tuesday, January 31.
Before this date, the unions and several youth movements called for “multiplying actions”, especially around Monday January 23, the day the bill was presented to the Council of Ministers.
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"The government must renounce" the raising of the legal age to 64 in 2030 and the accelerated extension of the contribution period to 43 years from 2027, estimated the inter-union in a press release read to the press at the outcome of this first day of struggle.
People in the streets
Between 1.1 and 2 million people, according to the counts of the Ministry of the Interior and the unions, gathered in the streets this Thursday across France to protest against the government's plan.
Between 80,000 and 400,000 of them demonstrated in Paris, where around thirty arrests were recorded.
Some clashes were also reported in Lyon.
“I salute the commitment of the police, like the trade unions, which allowed the demonstrations to take place in good conditions,” wrote Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne in a tweet.
Traveling to Spain, Emmanuel Macron promised that the executive will continue its reform "with respect, a spirit of dialogue, but determination and a spirit of responsibility".