French workers strike against privatization


This is a video about a trade union demonstration in France against plans of the Sarkozy government to cut back pensions.

From British daily News Line:

Saturday, 6 September 2008

PLANS TO PRIVATISE ‘LA POSTE’ ARE A ‘DECLARATION OF WAR’

The French post office union federations, CGT, SUD-PTT, CFDT, FO, CFTC and CGC, have called on postal workers nationally to strike and demonstrate on Tuesday, September 23 against the privatisation of La Poste.

The announced transformation of the public service into a public company (société anonyme) from January 2010, and the introduction of private capital from January 2011, means the privatisation of France’s no. 1 public service.

The unions have warned that opening up La Poste to private capital will be considered as a ‘declaration of war’.

During the summer the unions have been collecting signatures on petitions entitled ‘Hands off postal services’.

So far the the CGT has collected 80,000 and SUD-PTT 10,000.

See also here.

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