A new day of mobilization is scheduled for December 17, 2019 in response to the Prime Minister’s announcements. The grunting is getting worse. The Christmas truce could be the end of it.
We wrote it on December 1st last year in an article entitled “December 5th, 2019: is it happening or is it breaking? » . There was no other alternative.
Obviously, it didn’t pass. Especially after the Prime Minister’s announcements on Wednesday, which upset almost everyone. Including the highly weighted CFDT, which is nevertheless in favour of a universal pension by points. Laurent Berger is now calling on you to join the mobilization scheduled for December 17, 2019.
The CFDT leader denounces “a reform that is supposed to correct the injustices of the current system and that will start by increasing them”. It calls for “the withdrawal of the pivotal age measure at 64 years old, which will apply from 2022” for those born in 1960.
In short, the CFDT joins the ranks of the mobilization but will probably not be at the head of the procession on December 17. She will demonstrate but with her own demands.
Call for a strike
However, the grumbling is gaining ground after two weeks of strikes and demonstrations. The trade union organisations CGT, FO, FSU, Solidaires, MNL, UNEF and UNL “call on the whole world of work and youth to continue and strengthen the strike… They call for 17 December to be another day of massive inter-professional mobilisation of strikes and demonstrations. »
Many sectors of activity are involved. It’s stuck among railway workers (on strike since December 5) at the RATP (same thing), among air traffic controllers, at the National Education Department, in hospitals where interns are on strike, among firefighters, among police officers who call in sick all over France…
That’s a lot of people, even if not everyone is demonstrating for the same reason. While many strikers are opposed to pension reform, many also make categorical demands, such as medical interns, firefighters and students.
In any case, it is hard to see today how the executive could break out of the deadlock in which it has locked itself in: reform carried out in the hussar, at a bad time of year (traders appreciate) with bad timing, by making contradictory and/or approximate announcements…
If the executive does not quickly abandon its reform project or, at the very least, does not tinker with it in depth, there is a risk of an outbreak of violence in the country.
On Christmas Eve, France is on the verge of an explosion.