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Pension reform: unions call for a first day of mobilization on January 19


The trade unions, including the CGT and the CFDT, hope to push back the executive, and say they are ready to anchor the movement in the long term.

The fight against pension reform begins.

Gathered at the Labor Exchange in Paris, the unions - the CFDT, Force Ouvrière, the CFE-CGC, the Unsa, Solidaires, the CFTC, the FSU and the CGT - called on Tuesday evening collectively the employees to mobilize "


", during a first day of demonstrations and strike, Thursday, January 19.

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Fiercely opposed to the reform project, the unions hope to make the government back down by a "

powerful mobilization [...] in the long term



The fact that all the trade unions are in agreement [...], it allows inter-unions in companies, professions, establishments

", estimated Philippe Martinez.

We want there to be as many employees as possible on strike that day

”, added the general secretary of the CGT, saying he was “

determined that this bill does not pass


The balance of power "

is well engaged

", he then squeaked.

LIVE – Pension reform: the unions announce a first day of mobilization on January 19


It was important that the trade unions set the

tone," said CFDT boss Laurent Berger, adding that the representatives would " take


" the same evening of the follow-up to be given to the movement.


There are people who will be two years younger to enjoy their retirement, their children, their grandchildren

", was offended Laurent Escure, secretary general of Unsa, calling "


" to take a stand against this "

unnecessary and unjust

" reform


There is no urgency, there is no danger in delay

,” he hammered.

For its part, the government says it is ready to go all the way, in particular on the key aspect of the reform, the decline in the legal retirement age to 64 years.

A “

useless, aggressive, unfair

” measure, according to Laurent Escure.

The Medef, meanwhile, welcomed the text, considering the reform “

essential to safeguard our pension system


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The unions are therefore preparing to take to the streets against the government's project, three years after their fight against the previous systemic reform carried out by Edouard Philippe, between December 2019 and January 2020. RATP, Comédie française, lawyers, Paris Opera. .. At the time, several days of mobilizations, and major strikes, had greatly disrupted the daily life of the French people.

It remains to be seen whether the mobilization will be, this time again, massive, in the street.

Source: lefigaro

All life articles on 2023-01-10

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