Pension reform: opponents are still determined, but fewer in number

Pension reform: opponents are still determined, but fewer in number

Thursday, February 6, opponents of the pension reform met again in the street, for a ninth day of interprofessional demonstration. There were far fewer protesters, however, but the resolve was intact.

Pension reform: opponents are still determined, but fewer in number

Hands are still rising to vote for a strike Thursday, February 6, but the ranks are sparse. After more than sixty days of mobilization, most of the railway workers at the Gare de Lyon in Paris have returned to work, even their leader. Strikes, demonstrations, the transport sector forms one of the pillars of the protest. An RER driver brought his payslip for the month of January. Striker every day, he did not touch anything.

No more systematic calls for a renewable strike

The trade union centers have also changed their strategy, and no longer systematically call for a renewable strike. Even the CGT believes that not everything is played out during a demonstration. “When there is such determination, when there is an opinion that is so unfavorable, it does not depend on a day“, Says Philippe Martinez, leader of the union. The inter-union must meet in the evening at the headquarters of the CGT to define the follow-up to be given to the inter-professional mobilization.