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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

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.

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

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.

Interview-MJCF -France “When the lockdown is over, we will have a whole world to reinvent,” says French communist youth leader

Interview with Léon Deffontaines, general secretary of Mouvement Jeunes Communistes de France (MJCF)

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 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

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

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