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Pensions: Martinez in favor of "renewable strikes" against an executive who "plays arm wrestling"


"The Prime Minister and the President of the Republic encourage us to go even further," said the secretary general of the CGT.

The CGT does not want to bend, and even plans to harden the movement.

In the aftermath of a historic day of demonstrations against the pension reform, Philippe Martinez declared this Wednesday morning to be in favor of "

renewable strikes



The Prime Minister and the President of the Republic encourage us to go even more

," said the secretary general of the CGT on France Inter.

As “

the number of protesters grows, they say, 'this won't change our course'.

They are the ones who play the balance of power, the showdown

, ”he judged.

Invited to France 2 shortly before, Olivier Dussopt acknowledged that Tuesday's mobilization, which brought together 1.27 million people in the streets according to the Ministry of the Interior, had been "

very important



It must lead us to always continue to explain, to try to convince

," said the Minister of Labor.

Read also Pension reform: “Mobilization is important, there is no point in being in denial”, admits Dussopt


The government, by dint of minimizing discontent, we will have to move up a gear

," said Philippe Martinez on public radio, adding that he "

always said

" to be in favor of the renewable strike on this file.

But "

it's not Martinez or Berger who decide, it's the employees

," he noted.

For the CGT leader, if "

there is a need to reflect on the concept of strike and renewable strike

", it is because the unions must "

draw the lessons of 2010


At the time, fourteen days of demonstrations had been organized, spread over several months, at the call of all the main unions - as today -, to protest against the pension reform carried out by Éric Woerth and which aimed to raise the starting age of 60 to 62 years.

Without the mobilization failing the government of Nicolas Sarkozy.

Source: lefigaro

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