::SOCIAL STRUGGLES AGAINST PRECARITY
ONGOING IN FRANCE::
Hundreds of thousands of young french workers took
to the streets on March 16th to continue their refusal of a future
where the only certainty is insecurity. Their demonstrations followed
the occupation of most of the universities in France, and will be
followed by a general strike today (Saturday 18th March).
The rebellion is in reaction to the french governements attempt
to pass a law enabling employers to give all 18-26 year olds
2 year contracts which would allow them to be fired with no
notice or explanation. The French governments excuse is that
the new labour contracts or 'CPE's would help bring down youth
unemployment, but their attempts to condemn youth to a life
of insecure employment where they can be sacked at a moments
notice, and have no ability to plan a future is being resisted,
not just by university and school students, but by their teachers,
most trade unions, and the working class, mostly 1st and 2nd
generation immigrant suburban youth who also rioted against
their living and working conditions several months ago.
For english-language on the ground reports from Paris & photos
For a compilation of english-language news updates & discussion
For reports in french see:
::EVENT:: EYE-WITNESS REPORTS FROM FRANCE
- Anti-CPE riots!
Wednesday 22nd March 2006
THE SQUARE Occupied Social Centre presents a night of eyewitness
reports from the social struggle against precarity in France.
Featuring films, photo presentation and talk from activists
on the ground. Followed by an open discussion.
THE SQUARE Occupied Social Centre, 21 Russell Square
::More reports & updates on the situation
in Paris coming soon...
::Coming soon on this site - announcements about this year's Euro/Mondo
Mayday 2006 in London.