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France: unions, 'even the Mona Lisa is on strike'

2023-03-27T11:00:14.657Z


"The Louvre, like many other places and cultural sites, have been extremely mobilized from the outset against this counter-reform project. (ANSA)


(ANSA) - PARIS, MARCH 27 - "The Louvre, like many other places and cultural sites, have been extremely mobilized from the outset against this counter-reform project. Even the Mona Lisa is on strike": the CGT union of the National Library of France (BnF) wrote on Twitter , commenting on the strike in the famous Paris museum to say 'stop' to Emmanuel Macron's contested reform which provides for the raising of the retirement age from 62 to 64 years.


    This morning, social unrest prevented the opening of the largest museum in the world which houses absolute masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese or the Venus de Milo.

In front of the famous pyramid of the Louvre, in the square of the museum, numerous workers with the flags of the trade unions and anti-reform banners.

Among these, one calls for the retirement age to be reduced from 62 to 60.

"Work less to live more".

Promoted, among others, by the CGT Culture trade union, the agitation at the Louvre comes on the eve of the tenth day of national mobilization against the pension reform, with strikes and demonstrations planned throughout the country.

(HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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