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Cuban doctors in French overseas territories Cuban doctors invited to join fight against COVID-19 in Caribbean islands

Cuban doctors will aid the fight against COVID-19 in the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, and Guiana, which are administered by France

French communists COVID-19 French Communist MP calls for nationalization of gas cylinder firm to fight COVID-19

Communists in France have asked for the nationalization of a plant manufacturing medical oxygen cylinders to help in the fight against the severe Coronavirus outbreak in the country. As of March 23, France has over 16,200 cases of COVID-19, resulting in 674 deaths

France LPPR “The neoliberal LPPR is detrimental to public projects including health and education”

Virginie Dutoya & Vanessa Caru from the committee for the mobilization of universities and research centers speak about the proposed French multi-annual research programming law and the dire impact it will have on education in the country

France municipal elections Macron’s party stumbles in French municipal polls, communists hold ground

The first round of municipal polls in France, held on March 15, Sunday, ended in a double fiasco for the government, with high abstention levels amid fear of the spread of COVID-19 and a setback for Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche

France researchers protest University community in France mobilizes against proposed research law

The new multi-annual research programming law (LPPR) proposed by the French government calls for converting permanent researcher posts to contract vacancies based on the tenure of research projects

France pension reforms French unions set to intensify struggle as Macron bypasses parliament on pension reforms

On March 3, the French government invoked article 49.3 of the constitution to bypass parliament and approve the pension reforms proposed by Macron. Workers’ unions have been protesting for months against the reform that will affect their benefits

Bahri Yanbu protests Protests break out in Europe against arms-laden Saudi ship Bahri Yanbu

Protests took place in Belgium and France as the Bahri Yanbu made its way across the continent carrying arms, allegedly for use in the conflict in Yemen. Dockworkers are likely to protest in Genoa where the ship is heading

French firefighters to return to work on February 1 after government concedes demands

Following a major mobilization on Tuesday, the ministry of interior agreed to increase the risk bonuses of the firefighters and retain the mechanism allowing them to retire early in exchange for additional contributions

1.3 million French workers hit the streets against pension reform

In the seventh national strike against the pension reforms, millions took part in protests in over 200 locations on January 24. Another national strike has been called for on January 29

French doctors call for intensification of emergency strikes

The emergency strikes by doctors in France have been on for the past 10 months seeking higher wages, better work conditions and increased funding for hospitals

Pension reforms France French unions reject Macron’s concessions, demand complete rollback of pension reforms

The French government announced it would keep the retirement age at 62, but major unions in the country have called for massive mobilizations on 14, 15 and 16 January, to demand a complete rollback of the controversial pension reforms

French pension protests Rebellion against pension reforms in France continues in the new year

The controversial reforms proposed by the Emmanuel Macron-led French government will introduce a grade point system for ascertaining pension amounts, besides raising the retirement age required to avail pension benefits to 64

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