France -Avignon festival podium for strike action -July 04, 2014

Hundreds of striking artists, actors and technicians took to the streets of the southern French city in a silent march to publicise their battle over proposed changes to their unemployment benefits.

Hundreds of striking artists, actors and technicians took to the streets of the southern French city in a silent march to publicise their battle over proposed changes to their unemployment benefits. The approximate 100,000 casual festival workers have a special legal status whereby they can draw unemployment benefits between jobs. Arts workers contend that they are being penalised by reform plans for higher payroll taxes and a longer wait for unemployment benefits which kick in between jobs (see also the March Newsletter).

English: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/news/the-shows ...

  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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