For May 1, the inter-union in dispersed order | EUROtoday

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In 2023, they marched in compact ranks, carried by the identical momentum in opposition to pension reform. This time, you’ll have to go to Paris, Montauban or Nancy to identify the presence of their respective leaders in public house. On the event of 1er-May, the principle worker organizations mobilize in dispersed order, with diversified slogans. The CGT desires to face up “against corporate rapacity and government violence” – referring to the manager's plan to introduce harder provisions for unemployment compensation. The CFDT, for its half, pleads “for a more ambitious Europe”lower than six weeks earlier than the vote to designate the deputies sitting in Strasbourg.

The actors current subsequently don’t converse with the identical voice, on this International Workers' Day. Is this a return to the dispersion that prevailed earlier than the battle in opposition to the postponement to 64 of the age of eligibility for a pension? Not essentially since yesterday's allies keep their exchanges whereas constructing, piecemeal, coalitions of variable geometry.

On Wednesday, the CGT, the FSU, Solidaires and 5 youth protection actions are calling to take to the streets collectively. According to the primary of those organizations, it’s deliberate, in “more than 260 [lieux] », rallies and demonstrations, one of which will leave from Place de la République to join Place de la Nation, in Paris. The UNSA will be present in the procession which will deploy in the capital, as will the CFDT – at the initiative of its regional union. FO, for its part, will walk between the Places d’Italie and the Commune-de-Paris. As for the CFE-CGC, it will not be in the streets, while the CFTC lets its territorial structures decide on possible initiatives to take.

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We are far from the harmony displayed a year ago, to the day. “The mobilization of the eight main unions against the postponement of the legal retirement age was self-evident since an immense majority of employees were against the measure”explains sociologist Guy Groux, member of the Sciences Po Political Research Center. But as soon as the adoption of the reform was recorded, he continues, the actors current have, kind of, “retaken the place that was theirs before the constitution of the inter-union during the summer of 2022, with a reformist bloc around the CFDT, the CFTC and the UNSA, a “protest camp” made up of the CGT and its allies – FSU and Solidaires –, and two confederations that are inserted between these two poles – the CFE-CGC and FO”.

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