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Strike on Thursday January 19 against the pension reform: what to expect?


Transport, education, energy... Le Figaro takes stock of this day of mobilization, during which the unions hope to bring together "a million demonstrators".

Action reaction.

Immediately after the presentation of the pension reform by the government, the unions - the CFDT, Force Ouvrière, the CFE-CGC, the Unsa, Solidaires, the CFTC, the FSU and the CGT - met at the Labor Exchange in Paris, this Tuesday, to agree on a joint response.

They called on employees to mobilize "


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

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The centrals, which can count on the support of left-wing parties, intend to bring together large processions, as in December 2019, to put pressure on the executive.

Without certainty of success, to date: “

We are concentrating on the demonstration of January 19.

If we don't reach one million demonstrators, it's going to be complicated.

We hope to succeed in mobilizing private sector employees

, ”claims Cyril Chabanier, president of the CFTC union.

But what should we expect in the different sectors?

Le Figaro

takes stock.

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In the transports

Furious to see the government's reform project calling into question their special regime for new entrants, the RATP unions are calling for a strike.

Neither a day, nor a month, nor a year more

”, protested the Unsa-Ferroviaire, when the Unsa traction of Paris Sud Est called to join the processions.

We expect a strong mobilization of employees.

Our objective is to achieve

zero transport

but we do not know if we will get there

”, points out the CGT-RATP.

The union has also called for a strike from January 12 at 7:30 p.m. to Saturday January 14 at 7 a.m., but to demand a wage increase.

According to the management, this mobilization will have no impact on transport.

On the side of the SNCF, whose new agents have already been affiliated to the general pension scheme since January 1, 2020, mobilization also seems appropriate.

We are still concerned.

It will be a punchy day, it will represent the launch barometer of the entire protest movement

, ”suggests Régis Hoffman, secretary general of the CFDT Cheminots Grand Est.

In a press release, the CGT federation of railway workers also recalled its opposition to the reform, calling for a rapid "



However, it is too early to anticipate the impact on train traffic in France.

in education

On the teachers' side, the mobilization should also be followed, as during the previous reform of 2019. "

They are quite

assertive", warns Cyril Chabanier, president of the CFTC.

A movement which should be particularly followed on the side of teachers of vocational high schools, already affected by a reform project wanted by Emmanuel Macron.

Classes will be closed, entire vocational schools will close.

And the mobilization will last

, ”warns Pascal Vivier, general secretary of Snetaa-FO, the leading trade union for vocational education.

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in the energy

Employees in the electricity and gas industries are affected by the end of special pension schemes.

It's very impactful for us.

The energy federations are meeting next Monday to consult each other but the expected mobilization must be strong

, ”says Sébastien Miche, general delegate of the Chemistry Energy-CFDT Federation.

But for the moment, the movement should be limited to a call to strike and demonstrate.

We don't necessarily want to make a splash.

This could serve us

,” recognizes François Hommeril, confederal president of the CFE-CGC, management union.

In 2019, for example, lawyers threw their robes on the ground in protest, and the Paris Opera organized several events, including an outdoor concert.

Source: lefigaro

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