after 49.3, rallies planned in France against pension reform
In the wake of Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s use of Article 49.3 to push through the unpopular pension reform, the inter-union called for several rallies across France this weekend. Follow our live on mobilization.
Thursday, March 16, before the deputies of the National Assembly, Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne chose to draw – for the eleventh time since her arrival at Matignon – article 49.3 of the constitution, thus engaging the responsibility of her government to make pass the controversial pension reform.
In the process, the inter-union called for a new day of mobilization, the ninth since the start of the protest movement, on March 23. The unions are also planning “local local rallies” this weekend of March 18 and 19.
Two motions of censure were tabled, one “transpartisan” by the centrist group Freedoms, Independents, Overseas and Territories (LIOT) and one by the far-right National Rally (RN) party. They will be examined and then put to the vote on Monday.
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