Former Socialist President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged the government "to open all talks" by December 5 to try "to appease" and "create a climate of confidence" before the mobilization against the reform of
pensions. "I think it's the unions that really need to be heard," he said.
BFMTV and RMC although, he admitted, "they do not necessarily all have the same position".
Should the government withdraw its reform? "They have already partly withdrawn since they say it would be only for new entrants," said the former head of state. In order to protect the special regimes, particularly those of the SNCF and the RATP, which is facing a massive strike on 5 December, the executive is considering using the "grandfather clause", which consists of applying the reform only 'to young people entering the labor market after the vote on the law, scheduled for July 2020, or even after its entry into force envisaged in 2025.
There is more urgent, for Holland
"It is necessary by December 5 to open all discussions, put everything on the table," said Francois Hollande, adding that "when we do not know, we are worried." The reform envisaged by the government "did not justify for two years to have created this concern", he insisted.
"We will put I do not know how many people in the street, we will perhaps block transport for a reform that would occur (…) in forty years? He asked himself. "There are no more urgent problems to settle than to know what we will do in forty years? "He lamented.