Hot week on the streets and in the Senate

Renewable strike, debates in the Senate… The disputed pension reform of the government enters a crucial week. On the eve of a sixth day of action, which promises to be massive, against the pension reform and its postponement of the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, the French, still mostly hostile to the project of executive, according to the polls, must prepare to live 24 hours of a country “at a standstill” as promised by the unions.

They want to do better than January 31, when the police had identified 1.27 million participants and the inter-union more than 2.5 million in the streets of France. The CGT has identified 265 gatherings. “I call on the employees of this country, the citizens, the retirees to come and demonstrate massively” tomorrow, said the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, this Monday, on France Inter, who is asking that Emmanuel Macron finally react to the to the scale of the mobilization. “The President of the Republic cannot remain deaf,” urged the Cedto leader.

Senate review

If the executive looks at what is being prepared in the street by urging opponents of “responsibility” such as the Minister of Labor Olivier Dussopt or his counterpart in charge of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal, he also has an eye on the Senate with a majority of LAW. At the Luxembourg Palace, the examination of the text must continue, this Monday, from 10 am, with still more than 3,000 amendments to the program.

The parliamentarians are considering, this Monday, the rapporteurs’ proposal to create a new CDI formula to encourage the hiring of unemployed seniors. The debates progressed step by step, throughout the weekend, with the abolition of special schemes for new entrants and the creation of a “senior index” in companies, but only for those with more than 300 employees. “We will do everything so that the reform can be adopted,” said the boss of LR senators, Bruno Retailleau, on Sunday, whose support for the reform is essential for Macronie. The examination of the text must end on the 12th. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne must speak on Monday evening on France 5.

“Black Week”

Very strong disruptions are planned in urban and rail transport, all the unions having called for a renewable strike at the RATP and the SNCF, from Tuesday. For the Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, it will be “one of the most difficult days we have known”. At the SNCF, the strike notice begins this Monday at 7 p.m. The government encourages those who can telecommute, a recommendation that applies more to urban executives than to workers and employees.

In energy, the unions opened the ball of mobilizations, as of Friday, with production cuts in several nuclear power plants. The CGT promised “a black week”. On the fuel side, the CGT also called for a renewable strike in the refineries, with the aim of “blocking the entire economy”. The mobilization of truckers will be scrutinized with, from this Monday, filter dams which cause slowdowns and traffic jams near Lille or Rouen.

Teachers will also be on strike again, with unions which have called for “Totally close schools, colleges, high schools”. High school student blockages are also expected even if the mobilization is struggling to take hold in the youth. Student and high school organizations met on the 9th to “strengthen the movement”. Stopped construction sites, closed store curtains, open tolls and blocked roads are also part of the panoply of actions of opponents who will find the next day the opportunity to continue to be heard for International Women’s Rights Day.

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