the CGT warns about social conditions during the Games

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has decided to take advantage of the approach of one hundred days before the opening ceremony of Paris 2024 to put pressure on the government. A torchlight march brought together several hundred trade and service workers, as well as civil servants, late Monday April 15 in Paris, to denounce violations of labor law in their sector during the Olympic and Paralympic Games (JOP ) and claim in particular a bonus.

With red vests on their backs and whistles in their mouths, security agents, civil servants, catering, hotel and mass retail employees demonstrated from the Opéra Garnier to the Town Hall, under the slogan d ‘order “no social regression during the Olympics”, noted Agence France-Presse. Brandishing torches symbolizing the Olympic flame, they paraded behind a banner promising “the social fire” if “the flame of the Olympics burns the labor code”.

Employers like the State have asked their employees mobilized by the Olympics to work on Sundays or at night, to give up their leave during the preceding months and during the Games, to come and strengthen the workforce in the Paris region without guaranteeing them accommodation, listed the general secretary of the CGT, Sophie Binet, in front of the demonstrators, adding that “the CGT will not let this happen”. “We defend our rights, we defend the Olympics and we do not have to give up our rights in the name of the Olympics”she continued, asking the government to include in its social agenda a round table on the organization of the Games as soon as possible.

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The number one of the CGT had recalled this requirement for such a meeting in the morning on France 2: “The Games yes, but we must respect the specifications of the Olympic Games which were to be exemplary socially and from an environmental point of view. The CGT fought for there to be a social charter, but the problem is that it is no longer applied because there are no negotiations, neither in the public nor in the private sector, on the social conditions for organizing the Olympic Games »said Binet. She demanded “a bonus in return for the constraints required of Olympic employees”like what was done for the police and customs officers.

Several hundred people had already gathered on January 17 for the same reason in front of the headquarters of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis).

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