The unions on Monday invited employees to participate massively in the day of mobilization against the pension reform on Tuesday, June 6, denouncing once again the desire of the executive to prevent a vote on the subject in parliament. "We will not turn the page: together, united and determined to win the withdrawal of the reform and for social progress, let's build strikes and demonstrations everywhere on June 6," wrote the inter-union gathering eight unions and five youth organizations, in a statement read during a press conference at the headquarters of the CFDT in Paris.
This fourteenth day of strikes and demonstrations will be held two days before the examination in Parliament of a bill tabled by the Liot group to repeal the reform, which the government considers unconstitutional and which it seeks to torpedo. "If once again, the government persisted in passing by force, using constitutional artifices, the anger would only be reinforced," they warn.
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The inter-union, which had announced a few weeks ago that it would make joint proposals, broadens its slogan of demonstration beyond the withdrawal of the reform, saying it is determined to obtain "social progress". It lists a number of demands: an increase in salaries in the public and private sectors, gender equality, the reinstatement of the hardship criteria abolished in 2017 to allow early retirement, the extension of the rights and prerogatives of staff representatives in environmental matters... On the sensitive issue of work orders, it takes up the CFDT's proposal to lower to 50 employees, instead of 300, the threshold above which companies must have a health, safety and working conditions commission.