MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The unions continue in France with their mobilizations against the pension reform promoted by the Government of Emmanuel Macron, assuming that the Senate's endorsement of one of the key points of this new law, the delay in the retirement age, "does not change nothing in the determination" of those who continue to consider that it is an unfair project.
This has been warned by the general secretary of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), Philippe Martinez, in an interview with France 2 in which he has downplayed the approval of the senators to article 7, which proposes raising from 62 to 64 years the threshold for workers to leave.
Martinez, in fact, has warned that citizen discontent will increase if the Executive does not review his proposal and has warned in particular of the consequences that the Government could have if the Government tried to speed up the approval of the text in the National Assembly by resorting to article 49.3 of the Constitution. , used repeatedly for other controversial projects.
The unions have set the next two days of protests for Saturday, March 11 and for the next 15, although the strikes that began earlier this week continued to be felt this Thursday in key sectors such as transportation. The circulation of trains has been reduced and, in airports, the cancellation of flights ranges between 20 and 30 percent, according to Franceinfo.
The main opposition groups do not like the reform either, although leaders such as the far-right Marine Le Pen still hope that the project will be blocked by the National Assembly, where Macron and his associates do not have a majority.
Le Pen has made ugly in France Inter the support of the Republicans for the government's initiative: "They are more monarchical than the king." In this sense, the former presidential candidate of Agrupación Nacional has pointed out that the center-right formation has become "Macron's main ally".