Anne Hidalgo announced Thursday that she joined the call launched by the boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel to symbolically close the town halls on January 31 in solidarity with the social mobilization against the pension reform. “I respond to his call” for “solidarity town halls”, explained on France 2 the mayor of Paris. “Of course there are public services that must continue, I am thinking of civil status, but the Hôtel de Ville de Paris will be solidarity town hall on the 31st in solidarity with the social movement, the situation is much too serious,” said she added, saying that the government reform is “unfair and unjustified”.
Concretely, indicates the Town hall of Paris, the expo Capitals, the Boutique and the Administrative Library will be closed to the public. Non-striking City officials are invited to telecommute and those who cannot, however, will be able to access City Hall. Finally, indicates the municipality, “two kakemonos [une affiche enroulable] will adorn the facade of the building with the following message “Town hall in solidarity with the social movement”.
A “solidarity mayors operation”
The boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel had proposed Tuesday a “solidarity mayors operation” to allow civil servants to participate in the day of mobilization. Welcoming the “determination of the French people to roll back the government”, the deputy from the North rejoiced Thursday on LCI for the success of his appeal “to the mayors of France so that they too engage in the battle” by closing their town hall symbolically two to three hours, the time for their agents to be able to participate in the demonstrations.
“I hear mayors from Ile-de-France, from the North, from Pas-de-Calais, from the south, from Gironde, say: we join this call for united mayors because we too are fed up with it. decreasing allocations, with increasing bills and now what falls on our municipal agents, ”he said. In Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) for example, the mayor of the municipality Denis Öztorun Ömür has decided to symbolically close his town hall.