The firefighters were demanding the abolition of pension reform and a risk bonus, in addition to a recruitment drive. Less than one sixth of firefighters in France are permanent employees
They demanded employment, wage hikes, better public services and a fair pension plan.
With the new pension reforms, the French president Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a centralized points-based pension system, integrating into one, the current 42 different pension systems for various professions in the country.
We also take a look into the electricity workers’ protests in France
This year’s edition of the Fête de l’Humanité, one of the biggest political and popular events in France, had music, debates, sports, and campaigns which were attended by thousands from France and across the world
Trade unions claim that the French government’s “Project Hercules” will endanger job security and strip them of their status as electric gas industry workers, which ensures the protection of their social benefits and provides collective guarantees from the employers
The protesters called for urgent attention to climate change, the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, the Israeli aggression on Palestinians, and the forest fires in the Amazon.
Inspired by the Gilets Jaunes, the black vest movement is highlighting the plight of undocumented migrants in France and taking forward the fight for their rights
Nicolas Maury of the French Communist Party (PCF) analyzes the situation following the European parliament elections in May, and looks into the victories of the far-right, especially in France
Thousands took part in the weekly protests in cities across France. While these agitations have channelized popular anger against president Emmanuel Macron, they have not been able to develop a political project
The marchers also registered their strong opposition to the 5.9 % hike in the power prices of the state-controlled utility, Électricité de France S.A. (EDF)
Rights groups in France managed to stop the loading of French weapons meant for sale to Saudi Arabia by holding demonstrations at the Le Havre port last week.