March 22, 2023

The mayor (PS) of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced Thursday that she joined the call launched by the boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel to symbolically close the town halls on January 31 in solidarity with the social mobilization against the pension reform.

“I respond to his call” for “solidarity town halls”, explained on France 2 Ms. Hidalgo. “Of course there are public services that must continue, I am thinking of civil status, but the Hôtel de Ville de Paris will be solidarity town hall on the 31st in solidarity with the social movement, the situation is much too serious”, a – she added, believing that the government’s reform is “unjust and unjustified”.

The boss of the PCF Fabien Roussel had proposed Tuesday a “solidarity mayors operation” to allow civil servants to participate in the day of mobilization.

Welcoming the “determination of the French people to roll back the government”, the deputy from the North rejoiced Thursday on LCI for the success of his appeal “to the mayors of France so that they too engage in the battle” by closing their town hall symbolically two to three hours, the time for their agents to be able to participate in the demonstrations.

“I hear mayors from Île-de-France, from the North, from Pas-de-Calais, from the south, in Gironde, say: we join this call for united mayors because we too are fed up. bowl with decreasing endowments, with increasing bills and now what falls on our municipal agents”, he welcomed.

In Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) for example, the mayor of the municipality Denis Öztorun Ömür has decided to symbolically close his town hall.

After their success on January 19, which saw between one and two million people demonstrate against the pension reform, the unions hope to do at least as well on January 31.

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