the turnover of 28% of companies impacted in April by the strikes

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of companies in France saw their turnover impacted in April by the mobilization against the pension reform, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

In April, “the protest against the pension reform had an impact on the turnover of more than a quarter of companies (28%)”, and among these, almost half are in the sector of commerce (48%), according to the Opinion Way institute, which carried out the survey for the national network of chambers of commerce and industry.

Among the companies surveyed, a quarter believe they have felt an impact on the internal organization and a quarter also mention supply difficulties.

In this context, the optimism indicator remains low (74, +2 pts since March) despite a constant increase since December (+7 pts), notes the institute.

In addition, the business leaders surveyed consider French taxation to be the main obstacle to foreign investment (45%, +4 pts since November 2021), closely followed by the complexity of procedures with the French administration (39%, -2 points).

Half of business leaders also believe that tax procedures are sources of error (46%) and a very large majority believe that they could be simplified (80%).

The study was carried out with 1,019 business leaders, interviewed by telephone between April 7 and 18.

After the day of mobilization on May 1 which brought together nearly 2.3 million demonstrators (according to the unions) against 800,000 according to the police, the intersyndicale, which brings together the eight main unions in France, called on Tuesday for a 14th day of action on June 6 to “be heard” by deputies, two days before the examination in the National Assembly of a bill aimed at repealing the pension reform just promulgated.

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