Blocking of Oil Sites: CGT Calls for a General Strike on 23rd November

The ultimatum to the government not having followed up, the unions CGT call for a general strike of oil depots on the 23rd November to maintain their collective agreements They call for a general strike of oil sites (refining, petrochemicals, fuel depots and port depots, airport stations, etc.) on 23rd November 2017, for a duration of 24 hours. In …

Lorry Driver Crisis: Unions “Terrified” after Meeting with the Minister of Transport

SOCIAL CONFLICT: CFDT speaks of “very tense discussions” with Elizabeth Borne … Dirty atmosphere. Unions came out “scared” Thursday night a meeting with the Minister of Transport , Elizabeth Borne, and employers’ federations, with which the discussions were “very tense”, particularly on the implementation of the reform of the labour code by decree . Trade unions (that is to say, CFDT, CGT, …

Angouleme: 700 Retired, Protest

The retired come out onto the streets of Angouleme over the revaluation of their pensions Police announce that 500 protestors were present, the unions claiming the figure was 700.  Many retirees were in any case this Thursday’s answering the call of the unions in Angouleme streets to protest against the increase of the CSG and …

Charente: CRS Dislodge the Strikers of La Rochelle, Back to Normal at the Pump

The strikers CGT and FO could not reblock fuel depots La Pallice tonight. At 3, they found themselves facing the CRS protecting access and exit of Picoty and SLB deposits. The dozen protesters are therefore content to distribute leaflets in front of the port. UPDATED Tuesday 9.30am Consequences: tank trucks are back in the stations, like this …

The boss of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, in Laval Wednesday 13/09

The general secretary of the Confédération générale du travail  (CGT), Philippe Martinez, will participate in the General Meeting of CGT unions at departmental headquarters in Laval, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. This will be the first time that Philippe Martinez went to Mayenne, as secretary general of the CGT. Wednesday, 13th September, he will participate in the …

Labour Code: 223,000 Demonstrators across France, according to the Interior

223,000 people demonstrated against the reform of the Labour Code in France, according to the Ministry of Interior. They were 400,000 according to the CGT. The protests against the reform of the Labour Code gathered Tuesday 223,000 people throughout France, according to figures from the Interior Ministry, against a figure of 400,000 announced by the CGT. The …

Labour Code: Seven Things to Remember on this Day of Action

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Tuesday in France against the reform of the Labour Code. 223,000 people demonstrated according to the Ministry of Interior against 400,000 according to the CGT. Satisfaction of the CGT “This is a first successful that announcement” , said the leader of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, from the Paris …