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Pension reform: Macron "plays with fire", accuses Martinez


The secretary general of the CGT estimated, this Tuesday morning on RTL, that the President of the Republic was "playing with fire" by wanting to go

“They want to go there by forced march”.

Philippe Martinez made use of his usual outspokenness this Tuesday morning, on this day of national strike.

The secretary general of the CGT, at the microphone of RTL, did not hesitate to fire red balls at Emmanuel Macron.

According to him, the president “by oversized ego (…) wants to show that he is capable of passing a reform, whatever the opinion of public opinion, whatever the opinion of citizens.


The boss of one of the main trade unions in France repeated that the government's responses to the opposition aroused by the pension reform were "insufficient".

“I don't see many majority MPs who listen to the people (…) They want to go there at a forced march and it's dangerous for democracy”, hammered the secretary general of the CGT.

Philippe Martinez notably targeted Emmanuel Macron who "plays with fire", and raises the "risk" of seeing Marine Le Pen and the National Rally take "the keys to the Élysée", within "a few years".

“A hardening of the movement”

The number 1 of the CGT necessarily also mentioned the day of strikes on February 7, which “the French support” according to him.

"I hope there will be at least as many people" in the street this Tuesday, he added, but, since a new mobilization is already planned for Saturday, "we will combine the two", warns already Philippe Martinez.


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- The Parisian (@le_Parisien) February 7, 2023

“We have to keep a little strength for the future”, justifies Philippe Martinez in the face of the choice of the railway unions not to strike on Saturday, the first day of the school holidays in zone B. But, for the secretary general of the CGT , “it will be necessary to accelerate” and “to do with the employees”, for “a hardening of the movement”.

Source: leparis

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