After five weeks of mobilization, lawyers are still standing against the pension reform. Friday February 7, they voted unanimously to continue the movement.
Jennifer Attanasio receives € 1,800 net per month. According to the National Bar Council, this lawyer from Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) will be one of the big losers in the pension reform. So, since January 6, the young woman has been on strike, accumulating files, without being paid. All over France, lawyers are multiplying demonstrations to oppose the government’s plan, as in Bordeaux (Gironde) or Mazamet (Tarn).
Some think of giving up the profession
At the end of January in Marseille, 600 lawyers deployed a banner in the middle of a football match. “I’m very worried, because what I don’t want is for it to overflow“, Says Pierre Bruno, lawyer at the Marseille bar (Bouches-du-Rhône). According to him, many would want to abandon the profession if this reform passes. The lawyers have decided to continue the standoff for a sixth week of strike action.