Nothing is settled after the Prime Minister’s announcement to remove “conditionally” the pivotal age for pension reform. Lawyers, doctors, teachers, railway workers, etc. are calling for the “withdrawal of the project”.
The intersyndicale CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, FSU, Solidaires is calling for a new intersyndicale day of strikes and demonstrations on 16 January, the sixth since the start of the movement on 5 December. “Not only is the pivotal age not withdrawn, but the Prime Minister is confirming his determination to raise the retirement age by refusing any increase in social security contributions,” the members of the intersyndicale wrote on Saturday in a press release, following the announcements by Édouard Philippe. And the intersyndicale to call for “continuing actions and mobilization and make the 16th a new day of massive interprofessional mobilization.
While it is true that the number of strikers, particularly at SNCF and RATP, has fallen sharply after 40 days of strikes and mobilisation, anger against pension reform remains intact for many professions. This is the case, for example, of many of France’s 68,000 lawyers who are on indefinite strike, which is singularly disruptive to hearings in all jurisdictions.
CFE-CGE executives are calling for a day of strikes and demonstrations to demand “the withdrawal of the retirement plan”. The managers’ union will meet its members at the following locations:
– Paris Rdv 13h30 Montparnasse
– Dijon Rdvdv 14.00 Place de la libération
– Auxerre Meeting 11:00 am Maison des syndicats
– Angers Rdvdv 16h30 Pl. du Ralliement
– Chalon sur Saône Rdv 16h30 Maison des syndicats
– Clermont-Ferrand Rdv 9h45 Place des Carmes Dechaux
The CGT publishes the map of France of the mobilization in Paris (1:30 pm departure Montparnasse) and province.
Gatherings in the Grand Est according to Manif-Est.info
5:30 pm : Demonstration, rendez-vous at the labour exchange
15h30 : Demonstration, meeting in front of the town hall
10am: demonstration, meeting at the Maison des Syndicats on Boulevard de la Paix.
8:30 am : Tractage Fac de Sciences, Vandœuvre Amphi 1st cycle
11:30 am: Interprovincial General Assembly – Fac de Lettres room A033
13:30 : demonstration leaving lace de la République
– Commercy :
17h30 : event departure from place du Château
2pm: demonstration, meet at the station square.
– Strasbourg :
2pm: event, see you at Place Kléber
17:30 Interprofessional torchlight demonstration starting from place de la bource
14h: Demonstration departure Rue A. Vitu (MEDEF).
10am: demonstration starting in front of the school.