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Union president Martinez did not rule out a wave of protests against pension reform in February

PARIS, January 22 – RIA Novosti. Philippe Martinez, president of the largest French trade union “General Confederation of Labour” (CGT) did not rule outThere will be regular protests against raising the retirement age in France during the February holidays.

“The government continues to insist on what causes conflict (in society), so yes, there is a possibility of more protests during the school holidays in February,” Martinez quotes Figaro.

The dates of the winter school holidays in France vary by region: this year they are from February 4 to March 6.

On January 10, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Born presented the draft of the controversial pension reform the government plans to adopt in 2023. According to him, the French authorities will begin to increase the retirement age in the country by three months a year from September 1, 2023, thereby reaching the age of 64 by 2030.

On 19 January, at the call of eight leading French unions (CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC, Unsa, Solidaires, FSU), more than 200 demonstrations were held across France against raising the retirement age in the country. The biggest actions took place in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and Nantes. According to the country’s Ministry of the Interior, more than a million people attended, of which 80,000 were in Paris. 38 people were detained.

According to unions, 400,000 people attended the rally in Paris, and a total of 2 million people protested in the country.

Source: Ria

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