France - Mobilisation delivers for social and educational workers - June 22, 2011

A concerted mobilisation campaign by nine trade union organisations and four professional associations has led to a commitment from the government to an improved recognition of qualifications for social and educational workers. Demonstrations on 16 March, 7 April and most recently on 16 June have resulted in the government promising draft regulations recognising specific diplomas by autumn 2011. The unions are also demanding a meeting with government ministers to make progress on their other key demand: a movement up the pay scale and comparable salary improvements in the private sector.


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