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The assembly of "yellow vests" calls to join the strike of December 5


Meeting in Montpellier for a "meeting of the assemblies", a few hundred representatives voted to join the movement launched by the unions against the pension reform.

"Yellow vests" during a demonstration organized by the CGT in Paris, February 5, 2019. ALAIN JOCARD / AFP

The "yellow vests" gathered for their "assembly meeting" in Montpellier voted Sunday, November 3 overwhelmingly a proposal to join the strike of December 5 against the pension reform. From Friday until Sunday, some 600 "yellow vests" representing 200 delegations of roundabouts, debate in a museum disused to discuss the continuation of their movement, almost a year after the start of their mobilization, November 17, 2018.

"The time is at the convergence with the world of work and its network of thousands of trade unionists who, like us, do not accept , " they also said in a press release. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), Force Ouvrière (FO), the Unitary Trade Union Federation (FSU) and Solidaires organize "a first day" of interprofessional strike on December 5 against the pension reform, joining several unions of the RATP and the SNCF.

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51st Saturday of mobilization

"The assembly of Montpellier assemblies calls the" yellow vests "to be at the heart of this movement, with their own demands and aspirations, on their workplaces or on their roundabouts, with their vests clearly visible! " , The statement continues.

"December 5th is an important date that we all have been waiting for a long time," said Séverine, 54, "yellow vest". "Our movement started from the grassroots and we pushed for radicality so that people would not let themselves go. "

The "yellow vests" also announced that the next "assembly of assemblies" would be held in Toulouse, at a date yet undetermined. On Saturday, several hundred "yellow vests" marched in several cities in France for their 51st Saturday mobilization.

Source: lemonde

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