No negotiation to repeal « a law of the Republic », says the Ministry of Overseas

« The State will not negotiate to repeal a law of the Republic passed in parliament, » said the Ministry of Overseas on Friday, after the outbreak of sanitary antipass demonstrators in the hemicycle of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe. Demonstrators opposed to the obligation for nursing staff and firefighters to be vaccinated against Covid-19, indeed invaded Thursday at the end of the morning the hemicycle of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and some spent the night there.

Protesters must decide on Friday what to do with the movement. They intend to put pressure on elected officials and obtain from the State « the end of all sanctions and suspensions of remuneration taken against thousands of public and private employees » refusing to be vaccinated, said the group of demonstrators in a statement.

There is « no room for negotiation »

If « the State is present to find solutions in its field of competence, as it does with the mayors on youth », there is « no room for negotiation to repeal a law of the Republic voted by Parliament », In this case that requiring health personnel and firefighters to be vaccinated to work. No question either for the ministry of any amnesty for those who would have committed violence on the police force, within the framework of the social crisis which shakes the archipelago since the beginning of November.

In its press release, the collective of demonstrators justifies « the installation of a popular picket line at the Hotel de Region », to obtain, in addition to the end of sanctions and suspension of remuneration, « the opening of negotiations on the demand book ”which was the subject of a method agreement signed with the elected officials of Guadeloupe on December 10.

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