France - Public service unions organise over 100 actions - January 21, 2010

The CGT, FSU and Solidaires union organisations have co-ordinated over 100 demonstrations and other actions on 21 January as part of their campaign of opposition to government policies on the public services. Thousands of teachers, civil servants and health workers took part in demonstrations across the country. The latest message to come from the government includes plans for further job cuts across the public services with 34,000 jobs to go in central government alone and cuts also likely in local and regional government and the health service (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/335

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/3252939/French-public-sector-workers-strike

French: http://www.equipement.cgt.fr/spip.php?article2705

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter, which presents up-to-date information on collective bargaining developments across Europe. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009. All rights reserved. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use made of the information contained in this news section.


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