Borne satisfied with the arrival of the inter-union at Matignon, but no “break” on pensions

Elisabeth Borne was delighted on Friday that the inter-union, including the CGT and its new boss, agreed to meet her at Matignon where the pension reform will “obviously” be suggested by the unions, but the head of government still refuses to put ” paused” the text. Sophie Binet, elected to general surprise at the CGT congress on Friday, announced in her first speech that “the united intersyndicale” would meet the Prime Minister on April 5, at the government’s invitation, “to demand the withdrawal of the pension reform.

“I would first like to congratulate Sophie Binet on her election, to note that this is the first time that there is a woman at the head of the CGT. I think this is good news for all women”, said Elisabeth Borne during a trip to Nièvre. “I am indeed delighted that the inter-union comes to the meeting that I proposed. Everyone will be able to address the subjects they wish, and for our part we will also explain our position”, continued Élisabeth Borne.

The head of government still refutes the idea of ​​putting the text on hold. “We cannot take a break when we have a bill that has been voted on, which is being examined by the Constitutional Council, but I am listening and everyone will have the opportunity to express their positions. during this meeting. “We have a lot of subjects, you know, to discuss, on professional careers, on the prevention of hardship. All these subjects are on the table. Obviously the trade unions are addressing pension reform. I am listening and I am delighted that the inter-union responds to my invitation”.

During this trip to the Nevers region, the Prime Minister “went to greet” local union representatives at the Nièvre prefecture before returning to Paris and repeated to them her “wish to dialogue”, according to her entourage. These representatives of the CFDT, CGT, CFTC, FO, UNSA and FSU asked to meet his cabinet, according to the same source confirming information from BFMTV.

Elisabeth Borne also deplored that “certain” political parties “choose to refuse dialogue”. Insubordinate France and the Communist Party have decided not to go to Matignon next week. “When we see the difficulties that our country is facing, that the French may be facing, I think that the responsibility is to listen to each other, to dialogue, to build responses together for the French and for our country, in all case that’s what I’m working on”.


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