New day of mobilization on April 6, 2023


Even when the 10ᵉ day of mobilization towards the pension reform gathered much less folks, this Tuesday, March 28, the anger of the unions and the French, doesn’t fall again, removed from it.

March 28, 2023 Paris demonstration (DR)
March 28, 2023 Paris demonstration (DR)

The manager could be fallacious to rejoice on the lack of momentum within the mobilization noticed this Tuesday, March 28 in France. Definitely, the day after the scenes of violence that marked the demonstration in Sainte-Souline, within the Deux-Sèvres area, the ranks of the demonstrators have been somewhat extra sparse, each in Paris and within the provinces. As at all times, the figures of some don’t match these of others: 740,000 protesters based on the police, 2 million based on the CGT. This stays an unprecedented scenario in France for a tenth day of mobilization in two months.

The anger doesn’t subside

March 28, 2023 Paris demonstration (DR)
March 28, 2023 Paris demonstration (DR)

Along with the marches, with some incidents, particularly in Paris on the finish of the procession, a number of strike actions have marked this present day Tuesday. On the name of a number of unions, the Eiffel Tower didn’t obtain guests, nor the Palace of Versailles or the Arc de Triomphe. The strike was lifted, then again, on the Paris rubbish collectors.
Is it over? Not but. The interunion introduced that an eleventh day of mobilization could be organized on Thursday, April 65, 2023. This exhibits that anger remains to be very sturdy amongst workers in addition to in public opinion, since two thirds of French folks help the unions.

No hand out

How one can get out of the deadlock? The intransigence of the manager department, and significantly that of the President of the Republic, who’s adamant about his certainties, contributes to the impasse. The federal government spokesman, Olivier Véran, refused the “mediation” proposed by CFDT chief Laurent Berger, to reconnect the threads between political and union leaders. “No want for mediation, we are able to discuss immediately” stated Olivier Véran.
That’s high-quality. However speak about what? About all the things besides the pension reform. The great joke!
If Macron nonetheless doesn’t hear the anger of the road, if his authorities turns a deaf ear to the calls for of two thirds of the French folks, this affair will finish very, very badly for the President of the Republic and his entourage. Particularly since the highschool and college college students are coming into the dance. And that the month of Might is quick approaching…


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