The 104,000 civil servants are expected to go on strike, Thursday, November 14.
The officials intend to sing that on the air of Jean-Jacques Goldman's tube, Another morning. The song is called Go back to Tourcoing and the parodic words are directed Gerald Darmanin, Minister of Action and Public Accounts, mayor of the northern city from 2014 to 2017: "Darkmachin, you're us / nothing. But finally / for a shot / hand. Take away your reform / it's nothing, it would be good. One morning / nothing. And shut up. Go back to Tourcoing. "
The Bercy officials are angry, and they planned to let it burst on the street, Thursday, November 14, as part of a national mobilization. The 104,000 employees of the General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFiP), like the 17,000 customs officers, are invited to strike and to demonstrate throughout the country.
The repertoire is not limited to Go back to Tourcoing. There will also be Crazy, crazy, Fournel – Jerôme Fournel is the new boss of the DGFiP – on the melody of You my roof Elli Medeiros or Looked, on that of The grenade of Clara Luciani. But the theme is, on the other hand, always the same: "Reform" This is the Darmanin plan for the reorganization of treasuries throughout France.
The minister's project, presented in June, is a big deal, especially in the countryside. Gerald Darmanin intends to reduce buildings but increase "contact points". Agents would be gathered in fewer treasuries, but the places to meet users would be increased by 30%. Many rural elected officials, however, scalded by years of abolition of public services, have reacted badly. An unprecedented movement of vote motions has developed everywhere.
The unions of civil servants, meanwhile, denounce a "Devastating madness". «Gerald Darmanin holds a double speech, denounces Anne Guyot-Welke, spokesperson of Solidaires-Finances public, the first union of the DGFiP. The increase in the presence, but the closing of cash, it is not audible for the staff. " The trade unionist recalls, moreover, that it is not necessarily tax officials who will be responsible for answering taxpayers' questions, but "Territorial agents".
In the entourage of the minister, it is recalled that "Gerald Darmanin decided to give time to the consultation". On the one hand, no closure will take place in 2020 without the agreement of elected officials. "It's been unique for fifteen years, according to the same source. So far we turn to 100/150 annual deletions. " This does not prevent, on the other hand, the Minister to move in the territories ready to take the plunge: a convention was signed on November 7 with Christian Bruyen, president of the departmental council of the Marne. Others have been in the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes.