Philippe Martinez reiterates his threats of cuts against billionaires
The secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, suggested this Sunday on the RTL antenna to target with power cuts the properties of French billionaires who do not know “fuel poverty”.
“Billionaires should be made to live for a few hours, a few days, what millions of households live for”, he insisted, naming for example “Mr. Bolloré” among the potential targets.
A few days ago, on Télématin, Philippe Martinez had already mentioned the fact of “going to see the beautiful properties and the beautiful castles of the billionaires”.
To the question: “Do you have a problem with billionaires?”, Philippe Martinez replied in the affirmative, referring to Elon Musk’s recent support for “Emmanuel Macron’s” pension reform project. friends,” he concluded.
“No to blocking”: Olivier Véran’s response to Philippe Martinez on actions during the holidays
Reacting to the words of the boss of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, on “the possibility of days of action” during the school holidays, Olivier Véran answers “no to blocking” and “no to preventing the French from living properly”.
Olivier Véran also believes that “being able to move freely is as important” during the holidays as outside these periods.
Philippe Martinez warns of “the possibility of days of action” during the holidays
Guest of the Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro, the secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez explained that “days of action” and blockages were “possible” during the February school holidays, which are spread out according to the zones. from Saturday February 4 to March 6. This will happen “as soon as the government is stubborn”, according to him.
“Why not”: Olivier Véran does not close the door to coercive measures for the employment of seniors
To promote the employment of “seniors”, the government wishes to set up an “index” similar to that of gender equality in companies, indicates the government spokesperson. The reform provides that the percentage of “seniors” among the employees of the companies concerned will be published.
Asked about the possibility of coercive measures for companies aimed at promoting the employment of “seniors”, Olivier Véran replied “why not”: “we are open to proposals” from parliamentarians on this point, he said on BFM on Sunday.
150 billion euros of accumulated deficit by 2034 without the reform, according to Véran
Without the pension reform, Olivier Véran anticipates “150 billion euros of accumulated deficit by 2034”.
The state would then have to “fill the 150 billion” and “the deficit would then widen year after year”, ultimately giving a system which “is no longer balanced” and “no longer works”.
Véran warns against the “endangerment” of the pension system
If the reform does not pass, France risks “the endangerment of our pay-as-you-go pension system”, according to government spokesman Olivier Véran.
“We don’t want to increase the debt or the taxes,” he explains.
The solution is therefore, according to the government, to “work more”.
Véran says the number of protesters against the reform “does not change things” for the government
Reacting to the number of demonstrators across France against the reform (2 million Thursday according to the CGT, 1 million according to the police), Olivier Véran affirms: “there would have been 700,000 people or 1,300,000 people, that does not change things for us”.
“We are in a logic of explaining our project”, he adds, saying to wait for the “parliamentary phase” to “continue the work”.
Olivier Véran says he is “challenged” by the images of the photographer struck by a police officer but wants to “understand the context”
Government spokesman Olivier Véran says he has “a lot of empathy” for the photographer amputated with a testicle after he was beaten by a police officer during Thursday’s demonstration against the pension reform.
However, he stressed the need to “understand the context”, even if “when we look at the image we are necessarily challenged”.
Olivier Véran is on BFM Politics
The government spokesperson, Olivier Véran, is the guest of BFM Politique this Sunday.
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Jordan Bardella calls for a referendum
The president of the National Rally, Jordan Bardella, pleaded on Sunday for a referendum on pension reform and assured that his party would present an alternative project.
Affirming that the majority of French people are opposed to the measures proposed by the government, Bardella believes that “when you have this horizon in front of you, then you have to go through a referendum”.
According to the MEP, the referendum “is a way to put this text up for debate, to come out on top”. It would also “avoid blockages”, he said on Twitter.
Olivier Dussopt assures that the reform will “restore maximum equality”
The Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, defends Sunday in the JDD a “redistributive” pension reform intended to “restore maximum equality”.
The bill “will include the revaluation of small pensions for current retirees who have worked all their lives at the minimum wage, not just future ones”, who will receive “an increase in their pension of up to 100 euros per month “, explains Dussopt.
This will concern around 200,000 new retirees per year and “1.8 million current retirees”, he specifies, against the two million mentioned so far.
Our article on his statements can be read here.
Gabriel Attal defends a project “for those who toil”
Despite a “fundamental disagreement” with the unions, the Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts, Gabriel Attal, assures this Sunday in The Parisian be “convinced that we can enrich the project together”.
“There are concerns, doubts, opposition, among many French people. We are asking for an effort, we must recognize it,” he admitted.
Before continuing: “Why are we doing this reform? To save our system. For whom are we doing it? Above all for those who toil and have no other wealth than the fruit of their labor.”
Our article on the statements of Gabriel Attal can be read here.
Mélenchon calls on the unions to organize a weekend rally
After the march organized by a dozen youth organizations in Paris on Saturday, in which Jean-Luc Mélenchon participated, the latter delivers his vision of the continuation of the fight against the pension reform.
On his blog, he calls for an “enlargement” of the mobilization which would then enter its “second phase”.
“It will be the one where the unions will decide on joint action with the other sectors of society by calling for a date of rally and action on a Saturday or a Sunday”, estimates the candidate of La France insoumise for the presidential election.
Our article on Mélenchon’s participation in Saturday’s procession can be read here.