“Nobody will ban anyone from talking about anything”, including pensions, during the meeting expected next week between Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and the unions, Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt said on Friday on Europe. 1.
"The Prime Minister has invited the intersyndicale to take an overview of all the subjects, obviously the subject of pensions which is at the heart of the news, but also other subjects", he said.
"Nobody will forbid anyone to talk about anything," said Mr. Dussopt in response to CFDT number one Laurent Berger, who warned that "if we (him) say: you can't talk about it (..) they will leave the room or we will leave".
"We will see by next week who in the inter-union agrees to come," he said as the CGT chose its new direction on Friday morning. "We must seize this opportunity to renew contact and see on what and how it is possibly possible to move forward", with "prudence", affirmed Mr. Dussopt.
The meeting is planned for Wednesday while a new day of mobilization at the call of the inter-union is scheduled for Thursday.
"In the implementation of this text, there are subjects on which we can certainly move forward, whether through this text or through other vectors. I am thinking of career development, time management at the career ladder, which we want to address through the employment and labor law that I will have to present in a few weeks," he said.
He repeated that the government intended to "implement the voted text", without wishing to prejudge the decision of the Constitutional Council expected on April 14 on the constitutionality of the bill adopted in Parliament after an appeal to 49.3.
The Constitutional Council must also decide on the admissibility of the request for a referendum of shared initiative (RIP) launched by the left.
"I have read a number of analyzes by constitutionalists: even if the Constitutional Council validated the request for a referendum, that does not prevent the implementation of the text as it was adopted", declared Mr. Dussopt .
"The current voted text allows a return to balance in 2030", "an objective that was out of the question to lose", he said, indicating that "a certain number of amendments have been adopted to improve the revenue side".
03/31/2023 22:04:05 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP