The general secretary of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, called on the government on Monday for a major effort on pensions, adding that he would not accept ” outstretched hand “ of Elisabeth Borne to the unions that if the reform were ” set apart “. “We need a very strong move from the government on pensions”said the union official, questioned on France 2 on the eve of a new day of mobilization.
While the Prime Minister reached out to unions and political parties on Sunday to “put calm”Laurent Berger questioned: “Which hand is it?” I am sorry to say it like that but where is the outstretched hand on the question of pensions? [Or] this is the current topic »he replied. “If the outstretched hand is to discuss again and work and pensions, and putting aside for the moment the reform which was adopted by 49.3, which is not validated by the Constitutional Council (…)if these two subjects are on the table, we will discuss »he added.
Source: Le Monde