LIVE – Pension reform: the inter-union calls for “multiplying actions by January 31”

Electricity: the CGT anticipates cuts

For the CGT, the strike in the nuclear and hydraulic power stations could lead to production cuts as well as cuts.

The union says it does not want to penalize users but targeted cuts “are not excluded”.

On the other hand, in the field of maintenance of nuclear power plants, “nothing is recorded” indicates the plant.

RATP joins the January 31 strike

In a press release, the RATP trade unions (CGT, FO, UNSA and CFE-CGC) indicate that they will participate in the strike and the demonstration on Tuesday 31 January.

“We affirm our determination to build a movement of magnitude with all the workers of the country. In this respect, we call on all the agents of the company to express their refusal of this counter-reform of pensions” can -we read.

The risk of a renewable strike is palpable since the trade unions “have agreed to meet again from February 1 to agree on the follow-up to be given”.

Read our article: Schools, transport, refineries: who will strike on January 31?

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Laurent Berger: “succeeding in the mobilization of January 31”

For Laurent Berger, Secretary General of the CFDT, “hardening at all costs means losing part of public opinion. We want to toughen up on our proposals, by showing that it is widely followed by employees”.

“So the challenge is to succeed on January 31,” he continues despite the parallel actions of certain sectors (transport or energy).

Moreover, Laurent Berger is not in favor of renewable strikes supported by the CGT or Sud-Rail.

“We do not always agree with the CGT, we do not always have the same methods of action, however we are united in saying that we do not want 64 years”.

The inter-union calls on the population to “multiply actions by January 31”

“We call on the entire population to mobilize even more massively on January 31 to say no to this reform,” says Philippe Martinez, Secretary General of the CGT.

“We are here today, responsible for our organizations, to collectively reaffirm our opposition to the reform project which goes against the interests of workers by raising the legal retirement age to 64 and accelerating the extension of the contribution period”, he read.

And to call for “multiply actions by January 31” especially in private companies.

The inter-union remains united against the project

Before the National Assembly on Wednesday, the inter-union, which is invited by the Social Affairs Commission, reaffirms “collectively” its opposition to the reform project.

“Our distribution system is not in danger” repeats Philippe Martinez, Secretary General of the CGT. And to regret that the government did not study their alternative proposals.

Impact of pension reform on women: Olivier Dussopt claims to want to defend them “against a life of inequality”

Olivier Dussopt returned to the consequences of raising the retirement age to 64 for women.

“The reform we are carrying out provides protections for women. You have trouble hearing it,” replied the Minister of Labor, questioned by the socialized senator Laurence Rossignol.

“Pensions are the receptacle of a life of inequality. Let’s do the reform together,” assured Olivier Dussopt.

We summarize here the impact of this reform on women.

The reform is a “scam” according to Sud-Rail

On BFMTV, Eric Meyer, General Secretary Sud-Rail disputes all the arguments put forward by the government to justify the pension reform.

“Your reasoning is a scam” he says. “Let us take the reports, the analyses, what the government poses is a scam”.

Former women’s rights minister calls on Elisabeth Borne “to put an end to the injustice” of small pensions

Laurence Rossignol, former Minister of Women’s Rights under François Hollande, questioned Olivier Dussopt on the impact of pension reform on women’s careers.

“The conditions of access (to the minimum pension of 1,200 euros) are so drastic that women will not be able to benefit from them. They have a very choppy career”, judged the socialist senator during the current questions to the government this Wednesday afternoon.

“Madam Prime Minister, you are the woman who can make a great effort to avoid this injustice”, launched Laurence Rossignol again.

Refineries: two days of strike “that will not be enough” estimates the CGT

On BFMTV, Julien Granato, representative of CGT Total La Mède warns.

“The 19th and 31st will not be enough to fight this reform. To fight it, you have to build something up to the attack that is being made”.

The trade unionist notes “a rise in power” in the other sectors “to unite and be up to the challenges”.

Refineries: no risk of gasoline shortage for the moment

The CGT Petroleum called for a 48-hour strike on Thursday and Friday to protest against the pension reform project. A new call for a 72-hour strike has been launched for February 6, when the movement can then be renewed.

TotalEnergies said there was no shortage of fuel at its stations and that its teams were mobilized to meet a demand that could be more sustained than usual.

Stocks in depots and service stations are at a satisfactory level, added the oil group.

SNCF: the risk of the renewable strike

Meeting on January 20, SNCF unions let it be known that they would register “in the confederal dates with all the employees”.

Strikes could also take place even earlier in the rail sector since the CGT-Cheminots filed a notice “ranging from Wednesday January 25, 2023 7:00 p.m. to Thursday February 2, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. “.

In a joint press release, CGT-Cheminots and SUD Rail mentioned two avenues for post-January 31, namely two consecutive days of strike on February 7 and 8 or a renewable strike from mid-February.

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