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The surge in inflation raises fears of a tense social return


Inflation continues to eat away at the purchasing power of the French, which should decline, according to Bercy, by 1% this year.

The re-election of Emmanuel Macron will have done nothing.

At the start of summer, the French are convinced that there will be a turbulent return to school, the famous third social round often announced, but rarely carried out.

They are even more likely to think so, with rates exceeding 85%, against 70% in April.

It must be said that inflation continues to nibble their purchasing power, which should decline, according to Bercy, by 1% this year.

And this despite the plan of more than 50 billion euros put on the table by the executive to cushion the shock.

As a result, demands for wage increases and strikes to put pressure on company management are increasing everywhere.

"We haven't had such high inflation since 1985, and the solution involves wage increases"

, pleads Frédéric Souillot, the secretary general of FO, who describes the government's plan as a


and feels

"a balance of power”

to get on the ground to force employers to negotiate

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Source: lefigaro

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