Strike of March 7: Olivier Véran explains after his remarks on “France at a standstill”
On the eve of the demonstrations, the government spokesperson still believes that putting “France on hold over time has an impact (…) for the economy of our country”.
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In Télématin this Monday, March 6, Oliver Véran still believes that putting “France on hold over time has an impact on the daily life of the French, and for the economy of our country”.
PENSION REFORM – “My message obviously got the wrong way”. Government spokesperson Olivier Véran returned on Monday March 6 toTelematinon his alarmist (and noticed) remarks on the consequences of a massive mobilization on Tuesday, on the occasion of the new day of mobilization against the pension reform.
In particular, he stated on March 1 that “bring the country to a standstill”, as the trade union organizations have the ambition from this March 7, “it means taking the risk of an ecological, agricultural, health or even human catastrophe in a few months. »
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This Monday, the minister does not withdraw his remarks but explains that they were misunderstood, as you can hear in the footage below. “I should have formulated it differently (…) But what is the substance of the message? It is dual. First, we, the government, don’t just have pension reform, we have all the day-to-day emergencies of the French. We talked about the rain that will come tomorrow, so much the better, but it turns out that we are facing the longest period without rain, with a risk of drought.did he declare.
🔴🗣 “My message went wrong, I should have worded it differently. But we have other emergencies to manage”… https://t.co/N12WSbt18r
— Telematin (@telematin)
“We will hold the objective”
“A France at a standstill over time has an impact on the daily lives of French people, and for the economy of our country (…)”, he added. These remarks target the inter-union within 24 hours of the resumption of social mobilization against the flagship project of Emmanuel Macron’s second five-year term. The unions are united, from the CGT to the CFDT, for “put France on hold in all sectors” at a time when the government’s pension reform is still unpopular.
Many voices were raised last week against these alarmist remarks. “What a shame, how dare you?“, was indignant, for example, the EELV deputy Julien Bayou on social networks. “Mr. Olivier Véran a little serious: is the drought the fault of the unions? The health crisis, ditto? And why not the defeat in the World Cup? Your attemptsives to discredit an unprecedented mobilization against 64-year-olds are rude”had hammered the boss of the CFDT, Laurent Berger.
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The unions intend to mobilize on Tuesday, the sixth day of action, even more than on January 31, when the police had identified 1.27 million participants and the inter-union more than 2.5 million. “We will hold the objective” of a financially balanced pension system in 2030, Olivier Véran again assured on Monday.
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