8:05 am: Elisabeth Borne cannot “stay deaf”
On the set of France 2 this Monday, the secretary general of the CFDT Laurent Berger called “all the workers to come and demonstrate tomorrow”. “There was a huge mobilization on January 19. It is social democracy that expresses itself. The Prime Minister cannot remain deaf to this, ”he said.
8:03 a.m.: “Serene exchanges” required
Technicians and tribunes: for the parliamentary phase of the battle for pensions, which is taking place in the Social Affairs Committee in the Assembly, the cocktail of deputies at the maneuver promises debates as sharp as they are political.
President of the commission, Fadila Khattabi will police: she demands “calm exchanges”, on the some 7,000 amendments which risk not all being examined.
7:17 am: The unions want to strike harder on Tuesday
Galvanized by the success of their first mobilization against the pension reform, the unions called for new massive demonstrations on Tuesday, but the Prime Minister was firm on Sunday on the postponement of the retirement age which is “no longer negotiable”. “It is no longer negotiable, retirement at 64 and the acceleration (of the extension of the contribution period, editor’s note) of the Touraine reform”, said Elisabeth Borne on franceinfo.
While the reform has been widely criticized for its impact on women, it has, on the other hand, shown itself to be open to a discussion on better use of the “education” and “maternity” quarters obtained during their careers.
In Paris, the route of the demonstration on Tuesday must end at the Invalides, very close to the National Assembly.
7:16 am: The debate opens in the National Assembly this Monday
The examination of the bill begins this Monday in the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. More than 7,000 amendments have been tabled, mainly by the left, which intends to prolong the debates, while the right seeks to raise the stakes, aware that its votes will be crucial to adopt the reform. The government must also deal with its own majority, where many are calling for improvements and some are reluctant to vote for the text.
Early Sunday evening, a working meeting to prepare for the arrival of the text in committee gathered at Matignon around Elisabeth Borne, several majority leaders and ministers including Gabriel Attal and Olivier Dussopt.
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7:15 a.m .: Hello everyone and welcome to this live broadcast devoted to the news around the pension reform project and the opposition movement.