A call to strike was launched by five unions for Tuesday, January 26. This concerns teachers and members of National Education.
Parents, be ready to make your arrangements. Five unions launched a nationwide call for a strike in Education on Tuesday January 26th. These are the CGT Educ'action, the Fnec FP Force Ouvrière (FO), the Unitary Trade Union Federation (FSU) and Sud Education.
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The purpose of this walkout is to alert (once again) to the malaise of teachers and members of the National Education. The latter are calling for an increase in wages, job creation and better working conditions, we can read in a press release published by the CGT Educ’action. “French teachers are among the lowest paid in the European Union. The civil service index point has been frozen for years. The working conditions are deteriorating more and more and more and more quickly ”, they explain. And to add: “Everything leads us to the demand for more education for all young people in a context where inequalities continue to widen and where the reforms carried out by the minister are worsening them. However, the Parliament adopted a budget which is far from reflecting the educational ambition which our country needs. Indeed, it does not take the measure of the increase in numbers, the health situation which particularly imposes measures to reduce the number of students per class in the short and medium term and the state of fatigue of staff, exhausted by years of deteriorating working conditions. " On the eve of a probable third confinement, during which schools should remain open according to Jean-Michel Blanquer, the concerns and questions of teachers seem unlikely to be appeased.
A large-scale mobilization had already taken place on November 10 in France, after the government's announcements regarding schools in times of confinement. Tuesday, January 26, many events are expected throughout France … resulting in absences of teachers in schools.