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CCI France denounces the impact of "violent demonstrations" on business activity

2023-03-24T16:29:28.794Z


On the sidelines of the pension reform, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry deplore the “violent” mobilizations and the “blockages”.


The Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI France) deplored on Friday the economic impact of the "

violent

" demonstrations and "

blockages

" on the activity of shops, the deterioration of which is also "

unacceptable

", the day after a day mobilization against the pension reform marked by renewed violence.

While tensions and clashes appear in several cities in France, the troubles and blockages impact the activity of traders even though their situation remains weakened in a delicate economic context

”, denounces CCI France in a press release.

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry believe that "

after the health crisis and in a period marked by inflation and supply difficulties, our traders cannot afford to lower the curtain

", recalling that in France , local trade represents 634,000 companies for 3.5 million jobs.

If striking is a right, the deterioration of businesses is, on the other hand, unacceptable and reprehensible.

The stigmata and traces of the violent demonstrations in Paris, and more generally in our city centers in recent days, must alert us

, ”highlights the network.

The CCI network demands the freedom to trade and move around.

Local shops are essential to ensure the essential needs of the population, but also to maintain social ties and life in our territories.

The sector is facing profound changes.

This is not the time to penalize it, on the contrary we must support it

”, underlines Alain Di Crescenzo, the president of CCI France.

On Wednesday, in a press release, the CPME (Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises), declared that "

the spectacle of unrest or blockages, on the sidelines of responsible and peaceful demonstrations, worries business leaders who fear that a form of disorder sets in

”.

Source: lefigaro

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