France -Public and private education unions on strike -September 27, 2011

Public and private education unions organised a nationwide strike on Tuesday 27 September, to protest job cuts and what the unions involved call the degradation of education. After a total of 50,000 education posts have been cut since 2007, 16,000 posts will likely be cut in the school year 2011-2012, and another 14,000 in 2012. According to the Ministry for the Interior, 110,000 teachers went on strike, but a first estimate of the FSU and UNSA-Education unions came at 165,000, of which 45,000 on strike in Paris, or about half of the potential strikers. The unions point at the remarkable support of pupils and parents for the strike.

French: http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2011/09/26/mardi-une-greve ... 


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. 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 2011.


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