"We are not asking for this government to fall, but for the pension reform to fall." Four days before the vote on the law proposed by the Liot group, which could repeal the reform of the retirement age at 64, the general secretary of the CGT Sophie Binet continues her media marathon.
While the Social Affairs Committee rejected, in its preliminary examination, the article of law that would allow trade unions to start from scratch, the President of the National Assembly has the right to reinstate it in the text that will be debated in the hemicycle.
"Yaël Braun-Pivet has not yet answered me, I am obliged to challenge her through the press, very solemnly, so that she receives me. When you are president of the National Assembly, you must respect the prerogatives of Parliament, "defended Sophie Binet this Sunday in BFM Politique, in collaboration with Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui in France, who "thinks that parliamentarians want to vote for" this law and that "this vote must be able to take place in plenary", not only in committee.
Proposal to repeal the pension reform: Sophie Binet (@BinetSophie) "solemnly calls on Yaël Braun-Pivet to let MPs vote"pic.twitter.com/pAk36C1o3c
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Otherwise, "we will continue to ask parliamentary groups to continue to table repeal laws."
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Two days before the examination of the law by the deputies, the trade unions call for a new day of demonstrations on Tuesday, June 6, the fourteenth mobilization since the beginning of discussions on the pension reform. To put pressure, "the Intersyndicale will hold its press conference right in front of the Assembly," she said.
"Starting from a blank sheet of paper"
"There is still time to suspend the reform to start from a blank sheet of paper", all the more, she argues, that it is "technically, totally irresponsible to want to apply the reform on September 1st". The first decrees implementing the reform were published in the Official Journal but according to Philippe Martinez's successor, more than thirty others have not yet been published, creating "material uncertainty". "In the funds, the agents work at a forced march, the career reconstructions for the employees concerned are not done in satisfactory conditions", giving rise to "erroneous calculations" of pensions.
Sophie Binet (@BinetSophie), general secretary of the CGT: "It is totally irresponsible to want to apply" the pension reform "on September 1st"pic.twitter.com/TnaAo5TrCX
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Cautious, the boss of the CGT gave no assessment of the number of people who could mobilize Tuesday. The authorities expect 400,000 to 600,000 people in 250 demonstrations, including 40,000 to 70,000 in the capital. "June 6 will be what we make of it," she says. I call on everyone to mobilize in numbers, this is what will allow to be heard in the National Assembly, "she unfolds, recalling the slogan, broader than the repeal. Negotiations must be opened in all sectors, to "put the real issues on the agenda, wages, the environment," she said.