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The unions, gathered here on January 10 in Paris, have set the date for the first day of mobilization planned against the pension reform.
RETREATS – The appointment is made. The eight main French unions announced this Tuesday, January 10 the date of the first day of strike and demonstration planned against the pension reformin the wake of the presentation of the government project by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne: it will be on January 19.
This first day of mobilization, to protest against the government’s project to raise the legal retirement age from 62 to 64must “gives(r) the start of a powerful mobilization on long-term pensions”say in a joint press release these eight unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU), whose general secretaries and presidents met at the Labor Exchange on Tuesday evening.
The whole of the left, from the socialists to France Insoumise via the environmentalists, called to join the day of mobilization. “On January 19, all mobilized in the street”tweeted the communist leader Fabien Roussel.
On January 19, all mobilized in the street alongside the unions against the pension reform! https://t.co/JkdtI3N9C3
— Fabien Roussel (@Fabien_Roussel)
“We call to join the Intersyndicale”added the deputy Eric Coquerel (LFI) on BFM, just like Pierre Jouvet, spokesperson for the PS. ” Obviously. My sneakers are ready »declared the national secretary of EELV Marine Tondelier to AFP.
A reform ” brutal “
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne announced on Tuesday the postponement of the legal retirement age. retreat at age 64 by 2030, for “guarantee the balance of the system in 2030”with a acceleration of the increase in the contribution period.
The unions had warned for a long time that they would oppose any decline in the retirement age, to 64 or 65 years.
“This reform will hit hard all workers, and more particularly those who started working early, the most precarious, whose life expectancy is lower than the rest of the population, and those those whose difficult jobs are not recognized”they again denounced in their press release on Tuesday.
“The pay-as-you-go pension system is not in danger, nothing justifies such a brutal reform”they write. “We are determined that this reform will not pass” and ” we want there to be as many employees as possible on strike” on January 19, abounded the boss of the CGT, Philippe Martinez.
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