30 thoughts on “France’s Macron helps rich, insults workers

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  3. In France, pensioners have demonstrated at the old port in Marseille. The gathering last Thursday was in protest against the steady decline of their disposable income. Pensioners in France represent nearly a quarter of the population, numbering between 16 and 18 million.

    Food bank collections were set up at over 200 stores in the Alpes Maritimes with people able to donate food on Friday and Saturday. Figures show that last year nearly two million people were able to benefit representing the equivalent of 210 million meals.

    Mayors across France have stated their worry at increasing financial cuts and the effect this may have on their coffers. The suppression of the taxe d’habitation has reportedly not helped, while districts are said to be feeling the strain of the end of assisted contracts too. This, as well as other pressures from the state, have reportedly put many Mairies in uncertain financial situations.

    The region of Auvergne appears to have been hit especially hard. Two mayors from the region said they were worried and angry about the future of their area. Hervé Prononce, mayor of Cendre (Puy-de-Dôme) feared for the financial future of his 5,000-inhabitant town; while Bernard Pasciuto, mayor of the 20,000-inhabitant town of Cournon-d’Auvergne, alleges his Mairie has lost 2.8 million euros in public funds in the last four years.

    ‘We are in the position of not being able to hire anyone, but we are being asked to do a better job; it’s impossible to do,’ Pasciuto said. The news emerged ahead of the 100th Congress of Mayors, which took place in France last week. Many sought to make sure President Emmanuel Macron was aware of the straitened circumstances, and wanted to open a dialogue with him over how to improve the situation.

    • France’s CGT union announced on Saturday that it will file a complaint against Leroy Merlin ‘for insults and misuse of the interim on Saturday’. A CGT statement said: ‘We had already relayed the letter from the Federation of Commerce to the Minister of Labour, regarding the registration of employees of Leroy Merlin, and the insults brought by the management of the logistics warehouse of Leroy Merlin Valence, against temporary workers.

    ‘Two months later, the response of management has not satisfied the workers so the CGT branch of Leroy Merlin, decided to file a complaint. ‘“Vicious”, “idler”– these were some of the qualifiers used by the management of the Leroy-Merlin logistics platform of Valence in the Drôme. After the discovery of this scandalous file, the management had not given a satisfactory answer to the staff representatives.

    ‘The heads of services who acknowledged having written these insults are still stationed in Leroy-Merlin. The CGT therefore decided to file two complaints, one for insult, the other for misuse of the interim.

    ‘The dramatic thing is that not only are they in place, and they do not apologise to all the staff but in addition to that, they smile broadly, grinning, when they hang out on the platform,’ said Karim Bacheri, central CGT delegate of the Leroy Merlin group.



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