Paris (AFP)

Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT, estimated Saturday on Europe 1 that the government should do "much more in terms of social support" to help those most affected economically, socially and psychologically by the consequences of the health crisis.

"Much more must be done in terms of social support and in particular support for the psychological ill-being that is developing in our country", declared Mr. Berger, taking the "example" of "the psychological situation of young and old linked to the restrictive measures ".

"It's very hard economically, socially, psychologically, especially in confined areas at weekends and therefore (...) all these measures must be accompanied by an empathetic discourse but also concrete actions to take charge of the situations, "he continued.

If "financial aid is essential (...) we must support people who do not see the end of the tunnel", insisted the boss of the CFDT, evoking "what comes most" during his "trips" : "uncertainty" and "how to support it".

"It is not a condemnation but we have to face it," he added.

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