French unions call a strike in defense of pensions
Date: January 11, 2023 Time: 01:15:49
The French unions announced this Tuesday, just a few minutes after the Government revealed the details of its proposal to reform the retirement system, a day of interprofessional strike and demonstrations for next January 19, in defense of pensions.
“Nothing justifies such a brutal reform,” said Laurent Berger, leader of the French Confederation of Workers (CFDT), when comparing himself to the press with other union leaders.
The objective of the workers’ organizations will be, in the words of Berger, that this reform “does not enter into force” and that the “Government backs down.” The mobilization of the 19th will be, anticipated, only the “beginning” of the measures of force decided among all the unions.