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Pension reform: sharp drop in mobilization in large cities


INFOGRAPHIC - The drop reaches almost 40% in the main large cities. For example, the mobilization in Marseille is completely stalled with only 15,000 people in the street against 40,000 last week. Only Nice seems to be stabilizing.

Does the day of Tuesday, February 7 mark the sign of a breathlessness of the mobilization against the pension reform?

The unions were careful not to make the slightest prognosis.

Between the multiplication of action days, the holidays in zone A (the academies of Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers) and less clement weather than January 31, the leaders of the trade union organizations are rather betting on the day of Saturday, February 11.

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The number of strikers and demonstrators fell by around 38% on Tuesday, according to the counting of the authorities listed by

Fig Data.

At 4 p.m. there were just over 455,000 demonstrators in the street against 737,000 on January 31 for these same localities.

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Large cities mobilize less

Nice always mobilizes, Marseille not

In the big cities, we reach almost 40% drop in the parades, except in Nice.

Thus in Lyon there were 10,700 demonstrators (25,000 on January 31 and 23,000 on January 19), in Rennes 14,600 (against 23,000 and 17,000), in Bordeaux 9,500 (16,000 the first two times), in Strasbourg 7,500 (against 10,500 on January 31 and on January 19), in Montpellier 11,000 (against 25,000 and 15,000), Grenoble at 11,500 (against 20,000 and 18,000), in Rouen at 8,700 against (13,800 and 13,000) and finally Toulon with 5,000 (against 9,000 and 8,700).

On the side of Nantes and Toulouse, the demonstrators deserted less.

In the city of the Dukes, they were 20,000 in the parades (against 28,000 on January 31 and 25,000 on January 19) and 24,000 (against 34,000 and 36,000) in the pink city.

Marseille stalled with 15,000 people in the street against 40,000 last week and 26,000 on January 19.

On the other hand, Nice kept the promise of the unions with 6800 people in the street (against 7000 on January 31 and 7500 on January 19).

The Parisian demonstration, strong of tens of thousands of demonstrators, started around 2 p.m. from the Place de l'Opéra, direction Bastille.

Call for massive demonstrations on February 11

The unions are already planning towards the fourth day, Saturday February 11, to maintain pressure on the majority, at the front in the hemicycle.


Tonight's message will be a call to demonstrate massively on Saturday

," said CFDT secretary general Laurent Berger, recognizing for Tuesday "

a small handicap with the holidays

", which started for the area. AT.

Being able to announce a large number of demonstrators in the same week would have more weight, according to them, to negotiate with the government.

And to remember the demonstration of Saturday, October 2, 2010 against the increase from 60 to 62 years of the legal retirement age: there had been 900,000 people in the streets according to the police but 3 million according to the CGT.

Source: lefigaro

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