Lannion.  A hundred people demonstrate in front of the Magic Square

Lannion. A hundred people demonstrate in front of the Magic Square

On October 27, a hundred people demonstrated in the courtyard for human rights. © Le Tregor

ATa hundred people have collected Thursday, October 27 on Lannion Human Rights Courtyard.

After the demonstration on October 18, the Intersyndicale (CGT, FSU and Solidarity) indeed again called for the demonstration on 27 October in Lannion to go ahead demand better wages and pensions.

Minimum salary €2000

Among the main requirements: minimum wage increased to 2000 euros.

“According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), real wages fell by 1.9% in France in Q1 2022, while they rose by 0.3% in Italy and fell by only 0.2% in Italy. UNITED KINGDOM. Wages are falling in both the private and public sectors. First, wages must be guaranteed to follow price increases and the minimum wage must be raised to €2,000. »

Benoît Dumont, secretary of the local CGT trade union
As part of the Lutte Ouvrière, we are asking for at least €400 more per month in wages to cope with skyrocketing prices.
As part of the Lutte Ouvrière, we are asking for at least €400 more per month in wages to cope with skyrocketing prices. © Le Tregor

Pension reform: “the vast majority of French are against it”

“As we said on October 18, the government is in a hurry to reform pensions because it committed to the European Commission to public expenditure savings. He looks from side to side abolish production taxes for large companies and hear reform pensions to make up the deficit by the same amount“, emphasizes the secretary of the local CGT trade union.

Valérie and Viviane are part of France Insoumise.  They came from Guingamp:
Valérie and Viviane are part of France Insoumise and come from Guingamp: “We are here for pensions, purchasing power and hospitals. In Guingamp, the hospital has been under threat for many years. Thanks to CGT it is preserved. But for how long? Today, everything is saved in France, including people’s health. » © Le Tregor

Pointing to great mobilization which occurred during the last reform that the state wanted to introduce:

“In 2019, the previous Macron government tried to push through its systemic reform of the pension system, but the mobilization of workers reversed it. So no mortality! And unlike in 2019, the overwhelming majority of French people are against the reform. »

Sophie, Myriam and Maryline work at Bon Sauveur in Begard:
Sophie, Myriam and Maryline work at Bon Sauveur in Begard: “When you see carers who are under the minimum wage, it’s not normal. And when we compare our salaries to others, we see that nurses and orderlies have a 15% lower pay gap than the general public. » © Le Tregor

“We remain opposed to any dogmatic pension reform because it has been a regression for over 25 years in the case. Consider retirement at age 60 based on 10 best years in the private sector and a 37.5 annuity. It is now 25 years, 42.5 annuities and 62 years! “, explains.

He made a speech for Benoit Dumont, local secretary of the CGT, for fairer pay and an improved progressive pension system.
He made a speech for Benoit Dumont, local secretary of the CGT, for fairer pay and an improved progressive pension system. ©Chloé Ragueneau

Benoit Dumont also launched a call for mobilization for next November 10.

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