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Against the pension reform, Philippe Martinez promises "strong mobilizations"


The secretary general of the CGT reiterated on France Inter his opposition to the government's project. The unions will meet next Tuesday to set the date for the mobilization.

Aware that a pension reform is necessary, Philippe Martinez, the general secretary of the CGT reaffirms his opposition to “

that which the government proposes


Making employees work longer does not solve anything at all

”, insists on France Inter this Saturday the trade unionist who recalls that “

this is the eighth reform since 1993


Philippe Martinez calls for an increase in contributions and their duration.

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Rejoicing that, for once, all the unions, including the reformist CFDT, are opposed to the pension reform wanted by the government, Philippe Martinez promises "

strong mobilizations

" if the executive does not review its copy.

The date of the demonstrations will be announced a priori on Tuesday January 10, the day when the unions will meet at the Bourse du Travail in Paris, but also when the government's pension reform will be presented, as Emmanuel Macron announced on December 12.

According to a report by the Pensions Orientation Council unveiled last September, the pension system should show a surplus of 3.2 billion euros for 2022 but should fall into a deficit in 2023. Its return to balance remains projected “ 

in the mid-2030s 

” in the best of scenarios.

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Philippe Martinez, at the head of the CGT since 2015, will leave his post at the end of March, during the 53rd congress of the central, which will be held in Clermont-Ferrand.

I am offered to leave the company and go unemployed

, denounces the trade unionist who is a metallurgist technician at Renault.

In large companies, part of the aid paid by the State is used to fire people

, ”he accused.

Source: lefigaro

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