Mobilizations were held across France by student and youth groups seeking concrete solutions to the problems affecting them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the demands was a 1.5 billion euro emergency plan
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
University students across France, confined to online classes and deprived of their scholarships and income from part time jobs, are facing serious financial, academic and psychological difficulties
The call for the mobilisation was given by students’ unions including the Union of Communist Students (UEC), National Union of Students of France (UNEF), Students Solidarity etc.
Sofian Nejjari of Mouvement Jeunes communistes de France, a communist youth organization, talks about the protests against the Global Security Bill, the repression unleashed against the protesters and the impact of the policies of the Macron government
French teachers went on strike demanding effective safety measures in school amid a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases. A key demand was recruitment so that there would be more classes with fewer students in each
Teachers and students across France are outraged at the government’s failure to provide safety arrangements in overcrowded schools across the country in the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases
Protests by high school students over the week seeking safety measures were met with police repression. French students and youth groups have warned of greater mobilizations this week if the necessary infrastructure is not put in place
Spain has become the first European country to record more than one million cases with France set to follow suit. Italy, Germany and the UK are badly affected too
In the wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, a state of health emergency has been declared in Paris. Health workers have demanded increased workforce and resources to fight the pandemic
CGT has also condemned the latest reforms in unemployment insurance at a time when unemployment is at the highest in 37 years.
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.