Inter-union at Matignon: Borne says it is "listening to all subjects"

After the forced passage of the pension reform and the multiple days of demonstrations surrounding this project, Elisabeth Borne intends to "appease the country"

Inter-union at Matignon: Borne says it is "listening to all subjects"

After the forced passage of the pension reform and the multiple days of demonstrations surrounding this project, Elisabeth Borne intends to "appease the country". For this, the Prime Minister assures that she will be "listening to all the subjects that the trade union organizations will want to address" Wednesday, April 5, during her meeting with the trade union confederations in Matignon. "And I hope we can take the time to talk about all these topics," she says.

"We have a lot of topics to discuss together, including topics that have been highlighted during the pension reform, on the quality of life at work, on career endings, on the prevention of hardship “, she explains. However, "we have points of disagreement", she admits, referring to the increase in the retirement age, from 62 to 64, disputed by all the unions.

"But what I note, and I had a lot of exchanges this weekend, is that most of the political forces in our country share my wish to appease the country and to provide very concrete answers to the French on health, on education, on ecological transition. So I have no doubt that we can build an agenda together to provide answers to the French, "she adds.

Elisabeth Borne receives Wednesday morning all of the trade union confederations which have been marching for several weeks against the pension reform. The new boss of the CGT, Sylvie Binet, asked Monday on France Inter "the withdrawal of the reform" and warned that, if the answer is no, the appointment with Élisabeth Borne "risks being very fast".

In addition to this meeting with the unions, the Prime Minister has since last week engaged in talks with parliamentarians and her ministers to, on the one hand, identify the texts likely to obtain a majority and, on the other hand, present "results concrete" in several areas such as education, health or ecology.

These consultations aim to build a government program and a legislative program, as requested by President Emmanuel Macron.