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.
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
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
Successive governments in France have weakened the public health care system through systematic underfunding and neglect
Basile Ackermann of the French education union CGT Educ’Action talks about the government’s flawed strategy to reopen schools.
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
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.
Interview with Léon Deffontaines, general secretary of Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF)
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
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
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
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