Edouard Philippe has been Prime Minister since May 2017. - Eric TSCHAEN-POOL / SIPA

Edouard Philippe asked Tuesday that blockages, intrusions and "wild power cuts" to protest against the pension reform be "sanctioned", Tuesday during questions to the government in the Assembly. "Wanting to block a certain number of sites, not respecting the law by breaking into such and such a private enclosure, carrying out savage power cuts, all of this is to disregard democracy, all of this is to disregard the law Said the Prime Minister.

Interrogated by PCF deputy Pierre Dharréville on the pension reform rejected by the opposition, Edouard Philippe aimed in particular at the blocking of seaports, the various power cuts like that claimed Tuesday morning by the CGT in the Orly and Rungis area , or actions within the Parisian headquarters of the CFDT. “The production tool, it respects itself; public service, it respects itself; our fellow citizens, they respect each other, ”insisted Edouard Philippe.

"When we make wild power cuts we necessarily put our fellow citizens, the users of the public service in a situation which is sometimes perilous and that is not acceptable", he insisted. While the pension reform bill is to be presented to the Council of Ministers on Friday, the Prime Minister has once again affirmed that his "determination" was "complete, total, calm".


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  • Pension reform
  • CGT
  • Strike
  • Edouard Philippe