In France the strike goes on. Support it!

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The social movement opposes the project to introduce a points-based pension system and calls for an improvement of the existing system, which has suffered a deterioration as a result of previous reforms.

Updated on December 11

Since 5 December, the French social and trade union movement has been mobilising against a anti-social reform of pensions (see below).

Since that day, several sectors have been on a repeatable strike, such as transport and energy. The watchword is mobilization until the bill is completely withdrawn.

The Prime Minister’s announcements on 11 December did not satisfy the trade union organisations. In short, the strike continues. New major days of action are scheduled for December 12 and 17.
Analysis of Solidaires on Prime Minister’s annoucements (in French)

Engaging in such an arm wrestling match with the government requires significant sacrifices for workers, particularly financial workers. That is why we invite you, as an individual or organization, to financially support strikers through the following online pools:
https://www.lepotcommun.fr/pot/solidarite-financiere
https://utip.io/recondustream

Updated on December 6

In France, the mobilization on pensions continues: strikes renewed since December 5 in transport, in some schools and companies. Tuesday 10 will be another inter-professional day of demonstrations after they brought together 1.5 million demonstrators on 5 December. The government is not giving up while trying to make partial concessions to the more striking sectors.

Inter-union Declaration (in French)

In France, a showdown is underway against the government over pensions.

The social movement opposes the project to introduce a points-based pension system and calls for an improvement of the existing system, which has suffered a deterioration as a result of previous reforms.

The CGT, FO, FSU and Solidaires as well as student and high school unions are calling for a strike on December 5. They were joined by the CGC and at local or sectoral level by other trade union organisations.

Calls to renew the strike exist in several sectors, including transport. The assembly of the assemblies of the Yellow Vests called for joining the movement; feminist organizations, young people fighting against precariousness as well.

More information:

For CGT : https://www.cgt.fr/dossiers/pas-de-hasard-pour-ma-retraite-je-veux-savoir-quand-et-avec-combien-je-partirai
For FSU : http://fsu.fr/retraites-en-greve-le-5-decembre/
For Solidaires : https://retraites.solidaires.org/