Live. Pension reform. January 19 strike: follow the mobilization on the Channel
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updated on 19 Jan 23 at 12:51
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Strikes and demonstrations it’s on the menu This Thursday, January 19, 2023in Sleeves like everywhere France. A movement of anger against pension reform projectdelivered on 10 January by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne.
Thousands of people marched through the streets of Cherbourg. According to the unions, there will be more than 15,000 demonstrators, 10,000 according to the police.
The rear of the procession had just reached the French Mendès.
12:15pm: Ludovic, 18 months away from pushing his physique
From 10 a.m., before the rally which was scheduled 30 minutes later on the Place Napoleon, the nursing staff of the Cotentin public hospital center (CHPC) gathered in front of the Pasteur hospital. Wearing a white coat, Ludovic Maugis, a morgue attendant, was among the protesters.
At the age of 58, the pension reform envisioned by the government was a huge blow to his morale, but also to his body which had begun to suffer the effects of time.
There are three of us in our department, we take turns working. So we find ourselves carrying a corpse alone. A few days ago I had to carry someone 100 kg alone. I can’t see myself doing this for a long time.
After more than 20 years at the CHPC, with “holes in the racket and transients” early in his career, the reform will see him work an additional 18 months, “at minimum”.
Eight years after retiring, he says he “deserve” to retire early, to enjoy it as long as possible. “I also think about my children, where are we going? According to him, after hearing an economist about a program, “a reduction of 5 euros per month with a salary of 2,000 euros could be an alternative” to this reform. “That would be much better than working more,” he said.
This procession is impressive. Some of the protesters still haven’t left the town hall, the starting point of the procession…
In Cherbourg, demonstrations are underway.
Procession set. Departure is imminent.
The Cherbourg procession had already started to leave, while there were people along rue François La Vieille.
In Cherbourg (Manche), the Place Napoléon is filling up. Protesters came from all sides. Benoît Arrive even stated: “4000 people expected? There are many more, coming from all over. It’s been a while since we’ve seen so many people.”
10 a.m.: CHPC caretakers mobilize
8:30 am: mobilization at Millet Middle school
What to expect?
- At EDF Flamanville, a 24 hour strike action voted on at a general meeting on Tuesday and went into effect Wednesday night. It’s the same at Naval Group and Orano. Notices of a similar nature have also been submitted to Veolia, ACPP, LM Wind Power, to Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin, to La Poste, to CPAM and CAF, to Capgemini, Cap Cotentin, to the territorial authorities. Dock workers, customs officers, firefighters were mobilized, in penitentiary too. In tradethe move should affect Auchan and E. Leclerc’s center.
- Since January 10th, unlimited strike notifications have been running on hospital sector public and pension issues will be added to the list of demands. Hospital staff had to meet at 10am in front of the Saint-Clément church in Cherbourg to join the demonstration. The same notification also concerns the Bon Sauveur Foundation. From nursing home society will also be affected by the strike movement. In the areas of social, assistance and home care, notifications have been submitted to the association UNA de la Manche. This also applies to medical and social centers, some of whose staff have not yet received the bonuses announced as part of Ségur.
- The Collignon, Chantereyne and Maupas swimming pools are closed to the public. At Chantereyne, only the water awakening course has been maintained, as well as some activities. The Thomas-Henry Museum closes in the morning and is open from 14.00 to 18.00.
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