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we must “increase wages immediately”

Laura Laplaud
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8:42 a.m., May 18, 2022

It has become one of the main concerns of the French: purchasing power. Guest of Europe Morning Wednesday, the national secretary of the French Communist Party, Fabien Roussel, called on the new Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, to increase wages, the minimum wage and pensions.

Faced with inflation which reached 4.8% over one year in April according to INSEE, more and more French people find themselves forced to make choices. Buy fewer clothes, favor lower prices in supermarkets, eliminate leisure… “Never have the prices been so high!” launched the national secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF) Fabien Roussel on Europe 1. “I am speaking to the Prime Minister, we must not wait until the end of the legislative elections to increase salaries, minimum wage and pensions!” he exclaimed.

A Liberal Prime Minister?

“I challenge him with a letter that I will make public, in which I ask him to tackle this inflation immediately!” he exclaimed. To compensate for inflation, the former presidential candidate also invited Elisabeth Borne to freeze food prices.

Recently appointed to Matignon, Elisabeth Borne would be a Prime Minister “marked by her liberal policies which do a lot of harm to families”, affirms the national secretary of the PCF. “If this Prime Minister had a velvet hand, it would be known,” he said.

She “liberalized the SNCF, privatized the RATP and she even hit the unemployed hard instead of tackling unemployment”, continued Fabien Roussel. “She has been minister of a government in the service of finance and of the richest in our country for five years, which has done a lot of harm to the popular classes and the working world.”

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