What is the impact of the conflict around the pension reform on trade unions? The front is fractured, but it was from the start, when they will have to meet around the table within the commission in charge of financing the reform.
In Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), trains are running again, but the convictions of trade unionists who went on strike have not budged. “The justice of our fight is not only shared by the majority of French people, but above all, it is pegged to the conviction of the railway workers”, comments Michaël Albin, SNCF-CGT controller.
46% of French people don’t trust any union
Shared by the majority of French people? Not so sure. A survey carried out this week rather indicates a distrust of the public. 59% of those questioned consider unions as a blocking element in society and 40% as an element of dialogue. And after 46 days of conflict, 21% of respondents trust the CGT to improve the situation of employees. They are 26% trust the CFDT, but, above all, 46% of the French do not trust any union. However, during the conflict, the trade unions were able to recall that they were essential in a democracy.