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Pension reform: how the tension has risen a notch between Emmanuel Macron and Laurent Berger


The leader of the CFDT seems more determined than ever to push back the President of the Republic. An extremism which contrasts with the usual tone in force in the central reformist.

Admittedly, there are thirteen members in total: eight employee representatives and five student representatives.

Nevertheless, this inter-union has from the first days taken on a double face, that of Philippe Martinez for the CGT and Laurent Berger for the CFDT.

Like Janus, they were the two opposite sides of the same fight against pension reform.

The first radical and in action, the second reformist and more inclined to negotiate.

An image and a strength that the main stakeholders did not hesitate to use.

They played on it from the start.

They arrived together, showed great signs of friendship in front of the cameras

, “says a manager from another central.

But gradually, the duo becomes solo.

“Is it because of the proximity of the departure of Philippe Martinez,

who is leaving his post next week

, or because he managed to impose his line from the start?


a member of the inter-union.

Whatever, Laurent Berger quickly became the sole head…

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Source: lefigaro

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