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Pension reform: union strike funds reach record amounts


FOCUS – The inter-union solidarity fund is approaching 2.5 million euros, after record donations which have multiplied in recent days.

The use of 49.3 to pass the pension reform, then the speech of Emmanuel Macron only reinforced the social protest of the unions.

In the street, the discontent brought down more than a million demonstrators on Thursday, against 480,000 on March 15, according to figures from the authorities.

Online, strike funds are also experiencing a strong resurgence of interest and are seeing donations pour in en masse.


Since the announcement of 49.3, we have witnessed an explosion of donations and an avalanche of solidarity

", observes Romain Altmann, of the CGT Info'Com and coordinator of the inter-union strike fund.

In all, more than 2.4 million euros have already been collected since January 10, the launch date of the kitty.

The last day of mobilization, Thursday March 23, even recorded an absolute record with more than 405,000 euros collected in 24 hours, via 5,010 donations.

Last week, two other records were also broken with a donation of 30,000 euros…

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Source: lefigaro

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