The mobilization against the pension reform is in very sharp decline in the State civil service. The rate of strikers fell to 3.1% at the end of the day on Wednesday, against 25.8% during the great mobilization of March 7, according to the Ministry of Public Service.
Since the first day of mobilization, on January 19, against the government’s plan to notably shift the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, the rate of strikers had never been so low among the 2.5 million state civil servants. On February 16, the day that had mobilized the least so far, nearly 5% of state agents had stopped working.
Similar figures among territorial agents
The same downward trend is observed in the territorial public service, the rate of strikers falling from 12.8% on March 7 at the end of the day to 3.05% on Wednesday. The mobilization had however been even weaker on February 16 in the communities, with 2.01% of strikers identified then at the end of the day.
Finally, in the hospital side and its 1.2 million agents, only 7% went on strike on Wednesday against 14.6% on March 7. As in the state civil service, the mobilization figures have never been so low since the start of the protest movement.
The Ministry of Public Service, however, only provided figures for the six days of mobilization organized during the week, while the unions also called for action on Saturdays February 11 and March 11.