Dozens of strikers broke into this Friday midday in the headquarters of the CFDT, a union favorable to the establishment of a universal points regime, which calls to end the strike and to negotiate with the government. An action classified as violent by the CFDT.
The images posted on social networks show dozens of people breaking into CFDT premises, singing and laughing. " And we go on strike and you betray ... ", they intonate. Anasse Kazib, activist of the Sud Rail union, then directly investigated the general secretary of the CFDT.
" We are against this union bureaucracy which bears the name here of Laurent Berger who is negotiating the weight of social regression from the start," he launched into the megaphone. We've been fighting for 43 days, 43 days of battle, and for us, it's unacceptable for a guy to decide for us what to do next. "
"It is not against the members of @CFDT, but against the bureaucracy which here bears the name of Laurent Berger and is in the process of negotiating social regression" explains @AnasseKazib in front of the headquarters of #CFDT. @CfdtBerger # greve17janvier pic.twitter.com/OSOeRXA0ZhPermanentRevolution (@Revermanent) January 17, 2020
Reached by RFI, a Sud Rail executive said that it was not an action planned by the union, and that the participants acted " on their behalf ". The CGT, at the forefront of the protest movement, also indicates that it “does not support this type of action. "
Laurent Berger claims that employees were " verbally and physically assaulted ". " We will not be intimidated, " he immediately reacted on Twitter. Already yesterday, the secretary general of the CFDT had reported " attacks " against him and his union, without specifying the nature. A complaint could be made.
A few dozen individuals broke into the premises of the Cfdt confederation this afternoon. They verbally and physically assaulted CFDT employees. We condemn this act and we will not be intimidated.Laurent Berger (@CfdtBerger) January 17, 2020
Earlier in the morning, more than a hundred demonstrators blocked the entrance to the Louvre pyramid, waving flags and chanting: " We will go until withdrawal!" ". A tense face-to-face confronted them with tourists coming mainly from abroad and from the provinces, furious at not being able to enter the Parisian museum, the most visited in the world.
The Paris Opera, which has accumulated cancellations of shows since the movement began on December 5, also warned its spectators that the performance of the performances " from January 17 to 22 could be called into question ".
In transport, rail traffic looks set to be disrupted again this weekend by the strike against the reform, but will experience a further improvement with nine regional trains out of ten, eight out of ten operating in the Paris region, and a TGV " almost normal " , according to management.