The trade union organization intends to “go and see in their offices” the elected officials who support the pension reform and threatens to remove power from those who “do not understand the world of work”.
The Federation of Mines and Energy CGT (FNME-CGT) is considering targeted cuts against elected officials who will support the pension reform, its secretary general, Sébastien Menesplier, told reporters on Monday.
“We will see those who want reform, who support it, we will take care of them. We will see them in their offices, we will talk to them, and then if by any chance they do not understand the world of work, we will target them in the cuts we will succeed to organize”, he said during a meeting at the headquarters of the CGT in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis). “We will be vigilant to not have collateral damage, the goal is not to alienate users,” she said.
“If the attack is frontal, so will the response,” Fabrice Coudour, federal secretary of the CGT-FNME, also told BFMTV.
“Electricians and gas operators have many resources that they master perfectly,” continued the trade unionist. “So we will be heard.”
In the process, Aurore Bergé, president of the deputies of the Renaissance, reacted to our colleagues from franceinfo. “I say it very clearly: intimidation and threats have no place in a democracy,” she said.
“Disorganise work or weigh on the economy”
CGT Mines-Energie unveiled a “battle plan” on Friday to get the government’s “pure and simple withdrawal” plan to lower the statutory retirement age from 62 to 64.
This plan provides for a “recovery of the work tool in all its forms”: “restoration of electricity and gas to the most precarious, free energy, targeted cuts, production cuts”…
The union is calling for a renewable strike from January 19, with the ambition of “really disorganizing the work or weighing on the economy” of the companies, said Sébastien Menesplier.
The strike could also have an impact on the restart of some nuclear reactors: “If there are strikes there will be no restart of the reactors. If there is no restart of the reactors, there may be a lack of production capacity. (…) We will assume fully as we did this fall. And we’ll wait for someone to come and get us.”
The CGT Mines-Energie wants to coordinate its efforts with other federations and last week a meeting was held with the CGT des Ports et Docks, the FNIC (Chemistry) and the railway workers. Another meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.
The CGT unions of the oil branch announced several days of strike last week, with a 24-hour work stoppage on January 19, 48 hours on the 26th and 72 hours from February 6, an approach that “affects” the CGT Mines- Energies.