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Strike of January 31: the closures of town halls pose a problem of "neutrality" for Olivier Dussopt


Several town halls, including that of Paris, answered the call of the communist Fabien Roussel to close their town halls for a few hours on 31 j

He considers that citizens should not suffer from the “political commitment” of their mayor.

Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt estimated on Friday that the symbolic closure of town halls on January 31 in solidarity with the mobilization against the pension reform posed a problem of "neutrality".

"It's a real political question, in terms of neutrality and respect for the convictions of fellow citizens, citizens who, for some, are opposed (to the reform), (for) others in favor", reacted the minister to the microphone from RMC and BFMTV.

💬 Anne Hidalgo "confuses municipal services with an annex of the Socialist Party"

Olivier Dussopt (@olivierdussopt) on the closure of the town hall of Paris on the day of the demonstration against the pension reform

— BFMTV (@BFMTV) January 27, 2023

Anne Hidalgo's decision in the crosshairs

He notably accused the mayor (PS) of Paris Anne Hidalgo of confusing “municipal services with an annex” of the PS.

The latter announced Thursday that it joined the call launched by the boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel to symbolically close the town halls on January 31 in solidarity with the mobilization against the pension reform.

Certain public services will remain open, such as civil status "but the Paris City Hall will be

solidarity town hall

on the 31st, in solidarity with the social movement, the situation is much too serious", she had declared, considering that the reform of the government was "unjust and unjustified".

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The Minister of Labor mentioned a "moral or political" problem since "among Parisians (...), all those who are not opposed to it will be deprived of access to public services to which they are entitled, because of the political commitment" of their mayor.

In the North, strike hours not counted

Other municipalities have joined this movement of “solidarity town halls”, such as that of Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne).

The LFI mayor of Faches-Thumesnil (Nord), Patrick Proisy, for his part announced that the strike hours of the agents of his city would not be counted from 2 p.m., "so that they can go after noon at the demonstration in Lille”.

So that the agents of @villefachesthu can go to the demonstration in Lille in the afternoon during the #greve31janvier, I decided that the hours of strike would not be deducted from the salary from 2 p.m.

Retirement is 60 years at full rate!


— Patrick Proisy (@P_Proisy) January 26, 2023

In reaction to Olivier Dussopt's remarks this Friday, Patrick Proisy declared on Twitter: "I think I have no lesson to receive from the government of Emmanuel Macron in terms of respect for the convictions of my fellow citizens.


Source: leparis

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