“This strike is a symbol for all those non-essential workers that we have taken in during the pandemic, to whom we have promised to give wage increases, better working conditions. And nothing has changed,” the chief said. of the French national union on BFMTV. .
Calling on members of the government to “finally put themselves in the shoes of our comrades”, the trade unionist drew attention to their difficult working conditions. He also spoke out against the fines imposed on the strikers. The CGT is challenging them in court, as it did during the refinery strikes last fall, he said.
Recall that in France, the fourth day of demonstrations continues, which ended Thursday and Friday in violent clashes between demonstrators and police and led to arrests throughout the country. The actions began shortly after French authorities invoked Article 49.3 of the constitution to push through pension reform.
“We warned the President of the Republic about the risks of abuse,” Philippe Martinez said on Europe 1 TV on Saturday.
Meanwhile, two votes of no confidence in the French government have been submitted to the country’s parliament. They must be examined by the National Assembly on Monday from 3:30 p.m. The next general strike in France of employees of companies and institutions is scheduled for Thursday, March 23.
The media reports and publishes photos of mountains of garbage in the streets of Paris, which are right on the site of paid parking lots. As of Saturday morning, around 10,000 tonnes of rubbish had accumulated in the French capital, which, as experts noted, could lead to an invasion of rats in the “City of Love”. Ecologists estimate that there are on average three rats for every two Parisians.
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