"Everything is not folded," says the secretary general of the CGT Sophie Binet on RMC / BFMTV this Tuesday, before the launch of the 14th day of demonstration against the pension reform. The mobilization will "still be extremely high," she says.
"It's been six months since the mobilization began" and "even today there will be hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating and on strike," she said, "we will continue to fight for this law not to apply."
Preventing the vote "would be extremely serious for the democratic situation"
The trade unionist is also calling for a vote by MPs on Thursday. Assembly President Yaël Braun-Pivet is expected to draw Article 40 of the Constitution - which prohibits parliamentarians from tabling amendments with a financial impact - to block the Liot bill to repeal the article on retirement at 64.
"If she prevented parliament again on Thursday from voting it would be extremely serious for the democratic situation in the country, it would set a serious precedent," says Sophie Binet, fearing then "great anger" in the country. "After that, the question will be what is Parliament for, what are parliamentarians for?"
"It would be scandalous from a democratic point of view to prevent this vote," she repeats, "the forced passage generates anger, a dangerous anger for the country."