Between the National Assembly and the Medef, demonstration in Paris against dismissals

1000 to 2000 people demonstrate this Saturday for “the ban on layoffs”.

Between 1,000 and 2,000 people, according to an AFP journalist, marched in Paris on Saturday to demand “the ban on dismissals”, An initiative of the CGT of the tour operator TUI joined by other unions and supported by leftist politicians, including LFI deputies.

«66 million anti-dismissal prosecutors», Could one read on a sign in this procession which left shortly after 2 pm from the National Assembly, in the direction of the headquarters of Medef, in the 7th arrondissement. “Redundant employees invite themselves to the beautiful neighborhoods“, Tweeted CGT Tui France, while the slogan resounded”money, there is some in the employers’ coffers“. While TUI, the world number one in tourism, plans to cut up to 601 out of 900 jobs within its French branch, the company’s CGT elected officials launched this call to demonstrate.

Yellow vests and Mélenchon

Dozens of CGT sections but also SUD / Solidaires of branches or companies affected by social plans such as Sanofi, Cargill, SKF or General Electric have joined the initiative. A few dozen of “yellow vests»And several elected officials from the left participated in the demonstration, including the deputies of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Clémentine Autain and Adrien Quatennens.

Speaking to the crowd about the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis, the president of the LFI group in the National Assembly noted that “many people believed that in the common misfortune everyone would take their part».

Or «while the rich got richer», «we walked to 80 layoff plans per month, a million people went poor“And”hundreds of thousands“French people no longer have access to water, electricity or even food,” said Mélenchon. He reiterated his wish that it be declared “social emergency“, Accompanied by a”ban on layoffs throughout the pandemic period».

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