Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT)
French trade unions hit the streets against government’s insensitivity

On Thursday, major trade unions in France mobilized in over 100 locations against the government’s failure to address the issues of workers and youth. They also condemned the meager raise in minimum wage proposed for the year

Police repress protesters in France

In Paris, the police attacked the demonstrations and detained several protesters. The continuous protests have forced the government on the back foot but the protesters have demanded more concrete steps

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.

The fate of the Yellow Vests

What were the strengths of the Yellow Vests and what are their weaknesses? Nicolas Maury, a blogger at Perspective Communiste, writes about the movement which continues despite repression and violence against them

Million voices challenge Macron’s French pension reforms

The workers were on the streets against French president Emmanuel Macron’s regressive pension reforms.

Pension protests in France Protests in France against pension reforms

They demanded employment, wage hikes, better public services and a fair pension plan.

Humanite fest In France, a celebration of struggles and alternatives

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

Energy sector workers in France protest bifurcation of state-owned electric company EDF

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

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