General Confederation of Labor (CGT)
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 

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.

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

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.

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

Greek strike Tens of thousands of Greek workers protest privatization of social security

A massive strike was held in Greece on February 18 against a bill that calls for privatizing social security. Workers staged mobilizations in over 60 places with tens of thousands marching in Athens alone

Protest Arms-laden Saudi ship sparks protests in Europe

The ship is making its way across the continent, allegedly carrying weapons to be used in the civil war in Yemen.

Bahri Yanbu protests Protests break out in Europe against arms-laden Saudi ship Bahri Yanbu

Protests took place in Belgium and France as the Bahri Yanbu made its way across the continent carrying arms, allegedly for use in the conflict in Yemen. Dockworkers are likely to protest in Genoa where the ship is heading

1.3 million French workers hit the streets against pension reform

In the seventh national strike against the pension reforms, millions took part in protests in over 200 locations on January 24. Another national strike has been called for on January 29

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