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Pensions: Laurent Berger welcomes a "historic mobilization", "better than January 31"


For the leader of the CFDT, the "bet which was to show the determination of the world of work" is successful.

The secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, on Tuesday hailed a “

historic mobilization

”, “

better than January 31

”, his CGT counterpart Philippe Martinez assuring by his side that “

it will be the strongest day of mobilization since the start of this conflict


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Before the departure of the Paris procession for this sixth day of mobilization against the pension reform, Laurent Berger reported "about


" more demonstrators than during the day of January 31 which had brought together 1.27 million participants according to the authorities, 2.5 million according to the organizers.


We have succeeded in our bet which was to show the determination of the world of work

", affirmed the leader of the CFDT, believing that the government "

cannot remain deaf

" to this mobilization.

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“We are not immune to a flash of lucidity from Emmanuel Macron”

The inter-union will also “

send a letter this evening

” to Emmanuel Macron, “

to ask him to be received and that he withdraw the decline in the starting age

” from 62 to 64, indicated the head of Force Ouvrière, Frédéric Souillot.


The least he can do is stop playing big and try to reconnect

," added Philippe Martinez, warning the executive against "

a forced passage (which) would only ignite the powder


Simon Duteil, co-secretary delegate of Solidaire, for his part considered that "

this week is decisive

", adding that "

it is not because the government is right in its boots that we are not going to win


We are not immune to a flash of lucidity from Emmanuel Macron

”, quipped François Hommeril, president of the CFE-CGC, judging that “

if we press where it hurts, we may have be a better chance that he finally agrees to come to his senses and withdraw his project


Not to the point, however, of launching a joint call for a renewable strike, because “

it is the employees and the sectors who decide

”, recalled the number one of the CFTC, Cyril Chabanier.

Among teachers too, “

it is not decided from above with the snap of a finger

”, justified the secretary general of the FSU, Benoit Teste.

Source: lefigaro

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