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French health workers take to streets seeking higher wages, recruitment

The call for the mobilization was given by major trade unions, including the General Confederation of Labor (CGT)and health workers collectives like L’Inter-Urgences and Collectif Inter-Hôpitaux also joined the protests.

French Health workers protest French health workers stage another protest demanding resources to save hospitals

This was the second round of nationwide protests organized by health workers in the country since the start of a two-month consultation process initiated by the government on its proposed health sector reforms 

Left wins big in French local elections France’s ruling LREM fails to make an impression in local body elections

As per the results declared so far, the Europe Ecology-The Greens (EELV) party already has claimed victory in eight major cities, including Lyon, Strasburg and Bordeaux. Local body elections were held in over 4,827 cities and towns across France on Sunday

France health workers Protests French health workers hit the streets, demand that government save public health system

Successive governments in France have weakened the public health care system through systematic underfunding and neglect

European Court rules in favor of BDS activists Europe’s top human rights court overturns French conviction of BDS activists

A French court had convicted 11 BDS activists for ‘incitement to economic discrimination’ after they organized a boycott protest against Israel outside a supermarket in France during the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2009-10

France UEC students-Interview “We demand an income for each student in France, financed by social security”

Interview with Anais Fley, National Secretary of the Union of Communist Students (UEC)

Education unions oppose French government’s reopening strategy

Basile Ackermann of the French education union CGT Educ’Action talks about the government’s flawed strategy to reopen schools.

French Left group to introduce bill for public production of medicines

Deputies from La France Insoumise (LFI) and the French Communist Party (PCF) have demanded state-owned production and distribution of medicines. Caroline Fiat, MP from LFI, will introduce a bill on the subject in the French national assembly by next week

COVID-19 in Schools-France France sees a spike in COVID-19 cases after schools reopen

At least 70 new cases of COVID-19 were reported from schools in France following their reopening last week by French authorities. Teachers’ unions and student organizations criticized the government for the move

France communist youth protest French youth protest demanding free and sufficient availability of masks

There have been accusations that the French government was fully informed, as early as 2018, about the shortages in the strategic reserves of safety masks in the country

Workers Protest-France French workers protest lack of provisions at hospitals

Unions such as the CGT, Workers Force and CFTC are raising the issue of the shortage of personal protective equipment and other basic necessities, as well as the reduction in the number of beds in some hospitals

Our health over their profits: France’s CGT in the thick of struggle

Patrick Correa of the CGT Metalworkers’ union of France talks to Peoples Dispatch on the impact of COVID-19 on the workers of the country.

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