"Nothing is written in advance" concerning the pension reform and everything will depend "on the level of mobilization" during the next day of action on Tuesday, as well as "on the vote on June 8" in the Assembly, judge the secretary general of the CGT, Sophie Binet, in an interview with the Sunday newspaper. “So far, we have defied all predictions. It's been six months that the inter-union is mobilized, it's huge. The consequences will depend on the level of mobilization on Tuesday and the vote on June 8. I therefore call on everyone to take to the streets, ”urges Ms. Binet, two days before the 14th day of action at the call of the inter-union.
“We scored crucial points: we won the battle of consciences, put unionism back at the center and caused Emmanuel Macron to lose all social and political majority. Yes, I confirm it: there is still time for him to come to his senses and renounce this reform, ”she assures.
But if the opposition amendments to reintroduce the repeal of the postponement of the legal age to 64 are rejected under Article 40 of the Constitution, emptying the vote of the Liot bill on June 8 of its substance, “It will be a pure democratic scandal,” she warns. "It's unprecedented and it would set a heavy precedent," insists the union official, saying she is "very worried about the rise of the far right". "If she comes to power tomorrow, these authoritarian maneuvers will be able to spread," she fears.
Asked about the words of Emmanuel Macron who reframed the Prime Minister for having qualified the RN as "heir to Pétain", she judges that "it is extremely shocking". "This confirms that Emmanuel Macron is making the short run to the far right when he was elected to block him. The RN has never been higher than since he came to power. He bears an overwhelming responsibility. »