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Pensions: Laurent Berger calls for a “very strong” gesture from the government

2023-03-27T08:12:17.342Z


“What also worries me is that we are drowning social protest in what exists and which are the violent actions of a few,” declared the secretary general of the CFDT.


He says it and repeats it.

The government must "

move

" on the pension reform, hammered Laurent Berger this Monday morning on France 2. Invited to the "

Four Truths

", the secretary general of the CFDT called for a "

very strong gesture on pensions

".

The (executive) must say: the 64 years will not apply and we are discussing pensions and work again

,” he said, repeating his request to put the reform “

on hold

” for “

six months

”.

Asked about Elisabeth Borne's statements on Sunday in an interview with AFP, considered an "

outstretched hand

", Laurent Berger rejected it.

“What

outstretched hand?

I'm sorry to say it like that, but where is the outstretched hand on the question of pensions?

(Or) that is the current topic

,” he replied.

"

If the outstretched hand is to discuss again and work and pensions, and putting aside for the moment the reform which was adopted by the 49-3, which is not validated by the Constitutional Council (... ), if these two subjects are on the table, we will discuss

, ”he added.

The Prime Minister had said that she wanted to "

put some peace

" with the unions, saying that she was at their "

disposal

to meet them on sites other than pensions.

Asked about the violence that punctuated recent rallies against pension reform, Laurent Berger expressed his concern.

"

What also concerns me is that we are drowning social protest in what exists and which are the violent actions of a few

," he said.

"

The climate is dangerous, all the more reason to pause

" the pension reform, repeated the number one of the reformist central.

Source: lefigaro

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