(Paris) A large banner was installed on Wednesday at the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris by opponents of the pension reform, on the eve of an 11th day of mobilization in France against this controversial reform.
“64 is no!” “, Could we read on this banner suspended at the call of the CGT union by employees of the cultural sector, in allusion to the passage of the minimum age of retirement from 62 to 64 years.
This display led to the closure of the building, a tourist hotspot in the capital, for an hour.
On the same day, the long-awaited meeting between Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and the unions to try to get out of the social crisis around pensions fell short and ended in “failure”.
After weeks of unprecedented mobilization in France, everyone is therefore sticking to their position on the eve of a new day of action in the country which should result in new disruptions in certain key sectors of the economy and in schools and colleges.
Traffic will however be “almost normal” for the Paris metro on Thursday, with the exception of a few lines, the Paris transport authority RATP announced on Wednesday.