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Guillaume Tabard: "Strikes, what the temptation to harden hides"


COUNTERPOINT - To call for a hardening, that is to say for strikes and blockages that are more visible to public opinion, more penalizing for the daily life of users, is to recognize the limits of the "quantitative" to target the "qualitative".

It settles in the street, it does not really calm down in the Hemicycle.

In this long marathon of pension reform, we are in this week where social protest and political confrontation resonate with each other.

A high-risk scenario, some will say, but a classic scenario, will say those who remember the reforms of 1995, 2003 and 2010.

We are in this strange moment where the hardening in the words betrays the beginning of a weakening of the movement;

even if he is still very shy.

“Toughen up”

is indeed the new watchword of the trade union leaders.

The verb slams a threat.

Rather, it conceals an admission: that a climax has been reached by the “classic” way of street demonstrations.

From January 19 to 31, comments pointed to the amplification of the movement.

Read alsoRetirements: the debate begins, the street is running out of steam

This February 7 recorded a first decline.

Certainly, the left and the unions want to believe that this decline means that many opponents of the reform reserve themselves for…

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Source: lefigaro

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