France: Unions march against job cuts and unemployment insurance reform

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Members from the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and TUI France labour unions marched in protest of job cuts and unemployment reforms on Saturday in Paris. Since 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron’s government has been…

France: Unions march against job cuts and unemployment insurance reform

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Members from the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and TUI France labour unions marched in protest of job cuts and unemployment reforms on Saturday in Paris.

Since 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron’s government has been tightening unemployment benefits and made them harder to be claimed by laid-off workers.

“To see that after the COVID the layoffs continue and continue in force. On the one hand because of the difficulties linked to the pandemic and at the same time because it serves as a pretext for a new wave of restructuring of capitalism. So it’s unbearable,” Jean, a protester, said.

“I say to the state: if companies want to cut jobs, file, okay. But in this case, if you helped them settle with government aid, you should ask them to pay you back and pay back their employees,” said Mohammed, secretary-general of the CSE (Social and Economic Committee) at the company PPG.

Protesters marched from the headquarters of France’s largest employer federation, the MEDEF (Mouvement of the companies of France) towards Matignon, the office of Prime Minister Jean Castex.

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SOT, Jean, Protester (French): “To see that after the COVID the layoffs continue and continue in force. On the one hand because of the difficulties linked to the pandemic and at the same time because it serves as a pretext for a new wave of restructuring of capitalism. So it’s unbearable. Enough. This is what we mean: Enough.”

SOT, Mohammed, General Secretary of the CSE (Social and Economic Committee) of the company PPG (French): “On October 1, 2020, the company filed a Plan for the Safeguarding of Employment (PSE) when it had bought us in 2015. They bought a company which was a hundred years old, which was called the Joint Francais, and which was the flagship of French industry. When it bought the company, it made great promises, and five years later to the day, they dropped us, on the anniversary of the day they filed the PSE. What we find scandalous is that PPG makes 17 billion in sales and it motivates its decision on the fact that we are no longer profitable. This is unacceptable.”

SOT, Mohammed, General Secretary of the CSE (Social and Economic Committee) of the company PPG (French): “I say to the state: if companies want to cut jobs, file, okay. But in this case, if you helped them settle with government aid, you should ask them to pay you back and pay back their employees.”

SOT, Bonito Cassadit, worker at TUI France, member of CGT Union (French): “As long as we are standing and alive, we will continue to fight. We are not victims. We must continue together. All together.”

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