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CGT: the 53rd Congress opens in a stormy atmosphere


While the successor to Philippe Martinez must be appointed, many delegates denounce a “49.3” within the union.

The 53rd Congress of the CGT, which must designate the successor to Philippe Martinez at its head, opened Monday in the agglomeration of Clermont-Ferrand in a stormy atmosphere, many delegates denouncing a "49.3" within the



At the beginning of the afternoon, about twenty people forced their way into the hall of the Grande Halle d'Auvergne in Cournon-d'Auvergne, including Olivier Mateu, the secretary general of the Union départemental des Bouches-du -Rhone.

We have a delegation of comrades from the Paris region that some wish to prevent from entering the congress.

There are rules.

It is believed that the mandates and votes commission did not respect the rules, that is why the delegates are there to ask the congress to decide

, ”explained to the press Amar Lagha, secretary general of the Commerce and Services Federation. .

Member of the mandates and votes commission, Sandy Penne deplored “

the arrival of comrades from the trade federation who were not mandated


According to him, conflicts over the names of certain delegates emerged between the Commerce Federation and the Departmental Union of Paris, but the question was settled democratically, and the Federation, which went to court, was "dismissed



Shortly after the start of the debates, a new rise in tension, when the composition of the Mandates and Votes Commission was submitted for the approval of the delegates.

Delegates positioned themselves on either side of the podium to demand that the votes of the delegates who had voted by a show of hands be recounted, while shouting “

49.3, we don't want it!


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Deep divisions within the CGT


The platform which is part of the outgoing leadership absolutely does not take into account the votes of the congress, and you can clearly see that the congress voted massively against the commission of mandates and votes

", denounced to the press the boss of the Federation of chemistry, Emmanuel Lépine.

The commission is arranged before the start of the congress, so we can suspect any scheming that can happen behind the level of the votes, knowing that these are electronic votes,

” he added.

In the background of these strong tensions, the deep divisions within the CGT, with a battle for the unresolved succession, between the candidate chosen by the incumbent, Philippe Martinez, and an unofficial candidate close to the federations which contest his line, Celine Verzeletti.

Not to mention the candidacy considered not to comply with the rules defined by the National Confederal Committee (CCN), Olivier Mateu.

Source: lefigaro

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