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Pensions: after the new Borne announcements, "the account is not there", reacts Martinez


While the examination of the reform begins this Monday in the National Assembly, the boss of the CGT affirmed that "the mobilization will continue" even if the text is adopted by the deputies.

Elisabeth Borne did not convince Philippe Martinez.

Despite the new announcements of the Prime Minister in the


on Sunday concerning the pension reform, in particular on long careers, the secretary general of the CGT believes that "

the account is not there


It's DIY what she does.

Even with what it offers on long careers, we are still going to work longer

,” castigated the union leader.

In the

Sunday newspaper

, the tenant of Matignon indicated that the government was going to “


by extending this system of long careers

to those who started working between 20 and 21 years old.

They will thus be able to leave at the age of 63



For the moment these are small movements, it does not correspond to the expectations expressed by the demonstrators, the strikers and public opinion

", judged Philippe Martinez.

Basically, nothing changes

,” he added.

“The mobilization will continue” even in the event of a vote on the text

As the examination of the reform begins this Monday in the National Assembly, the trade unionist declared that, if they voted for the text, "

the deputies would be against the current of the majority of public opinion

", if

relying on the many polls which show massive opposition from the French to the executive's plan to postpone the retirement age to 64.

Read alsoThe battle for pensions begins in the Assembly

Thus, even in the scenario where the text would be adopted in the hemicycle, "

the mobilization will continue

", affirmed the boss of the CGT.

Because we will consider that it is a text that was voted against the majority opinion of the citizens of this country

”, he estimated, pointing in this case to a “

democratic problem


In addition, on the next days of actions scheduled for Tuesday and Saturday, Philippe Martinez stressed that, for Saturday, "

for the moment there is no call for a strike

" at the SNCF.

Saturday is a day of demonstrations

,” he noted.

Source: lefigaro

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