In recent protests against the health pass and mandatory vaccination rules, trade union activists have been pointing out the failures of the Emmanuel Macron-led government in controlling the pandemic while highlighting the need for proper public health measures
CGT has also condemned the latest reforms in unemployment insurance at a time when unemployment is at the highest in 37 years.
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
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
The French government announced it would keep the retirement age at 62, but major unions in the country have called for massive mobilizations on 14, 15 and 16 January, to demand a complete rollback of the controversial pension reforms
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
The controversial reforms proposed by the Emmanuel Macron-led French government will introduce a grade point system for ascertaining pension amounts, besides raising the retirement age required to avail the pension benefits to 64
Demonstrations were held in around 250 places across the country against French president Emmanuel Macro’s pension reforms that seek to replace 42 systems with one scheme that will extend the working age
The firefighters were demanding the abolition of pension reform and a risk bonus, in addition to a recruitment drive. Less than one sixth of firefighters in France are permanent employees
With the new pension reforms, the French president Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a centralized points-based pension system, integrating into one, the current 42 different pension systems for various professions in the country.