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Pensions: multiple actions targeted at day 44, including one targeting the CFDT - France 24


Retirement: multiple targeted actions on day 44, including one targeting the CFDT

Paris (AFP)

After a slowdown in the mobilization against the pension reform the day before, several targeted actions were carried out on the 44th day of the movement Friday, including an intrusion at the headquarters of the CFDT described as "violent" by its number one, Laurent Berger.

"A few dozen individuals broke into the premises of the Confederation" CFDT in Paris at midday and "verbally and physically assaulted employees", denounced in a tweet the secretary general of the first French union, favorable the universal point pension system denounced by the strikers.

"We condemn this act and we will not be intimidated," he added. Questioned by AFP, the CFDT estimated that it was an action of the "SNCF-RATP coordination", born at the first evocations of an unlimited strike, in October.

The Paris Opera, which has accumulated cancellations of shows since December 5, warned its spectators that the performance of the performances "from January 17 to 22 could be called into question".

Culture employees remain very mobilized with a call from the CGT show to demonstrate during the wishes of the Minister of Culture for the profession, Monday at 6.30 pm at the National Library of France (BNF).

SNCF traffic will be further disrupted this weekend by the strike but should see a further improvement with more TER (9 out of 10) and Transilien (8 out of 10) in circulation. The TGV service will be "almost normal", announced management.

- Shortage of milk -

The overall rate of strikers at the SNCF, which rose to 10.1% on Thursday for the sixth day of national interprofessional mobilization, fell again to Friday at 4.6%. It was highest (55.6%) on the first day of the unlimited strike, December 5, and lowest Monday at 4.3%.

The strike was less observed this week in the energy where, according to the Ministry of the Ecological Transition, only half of the refineries knew Thursday of disruptions of their expeditions. But the ports and docks had taken over.

The "dead ports" operation launched by the CGT until Thursday evening has already resulted in shortages of certain fresh products - milk, cheese or ham - in supermarkets in the overseas territories, noted l AFP.

At the Banque de France, the strike movement launched on Monday by several unions including the CGT continues on several sites. At the fiduciary center of La Courneuve, it concerns a dozen agents, the money operators having resumed work.

According to Pascal Gabay of CGT Banque de France, "the movement will spread to fund carriers (who supply distributors), especially in Ile-de-France".

The lawyers do not disarm more, with actions almost everywhere in France for the formal hearings of re-entry of the courts of appeal.

Nearly 300 lawyers observed a minute of silence in Caen on Friday. In Orleans, they hung black balloons on the gates of the courthouse and in Bourges, they sang "Bella ciao" before throwing their dresses on the ground. In Blois, the bar organized a breakfast outside the Courthouse.

A hundred lawyers observed a silent sit-in in Lyon, shortly before the hearing on the last day of the trial of ex-father Preynat, accused of pedophilia. In Grenoble, their counterparts formed a hedge of reception for the authorities invited to the re-entry hearing of the court of appeal.

The intersyndicale (CGT, FO, Solidaires, FSU, CFE-CGC and youth organizations) called for new actions and demonstrations next week, with a 7th day of interprofessional mobilization in high point, Friday, January 24, on the occasion of the presentation of the pension reform project in the Council of Ministers.

© 2020 AFP

Source: france24

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