unions and business leaders fear political paralysis

Laurent Berger, the secretary general of the CFDT, during the opening of the 50th congress of the union, in Lyon, on June 13, 2022. JEFF PACHOUD / AFP Neither the workers nor the companies want to pay the price of a government that would be reduced to impotence. After the second round of legislative elections, … Read more

teacher unions and elected officials protest against the ban on demonstrations on Thursday

The gathering was not authorized because the declaration of demonstration was transmitted too late, explained the prefecture of Paris. The Parisian demonstration of several teachers’ unions scheduled for Thursday, January 20, to protest against the health protocol at school and the lack of means, was not authorized by the Paris police headquarters, because the official … Read more

an “unacceptable” political gesture for the unions

Demonstration by national education staff and students, in Paris, on January 13, 2022. JULIEN MUGUET FOR “THE WORLD / JULIEN MUGUET FOR “THE WORLD Will the major teacher demonstration scheduled for Thursday, January 20 in Paris take place? Several unions have called on teachers, parents of pupils and high school students to mobilize to demand … Read more

The majority of Renault unions approve the group’s social and industrial project in France

The Renault logo, in Paris, in 2015. JACQUES BRINON / AP It was under the auspices of the boss – Luca de Meo, CEO of the Renault group – that three of the four trade unions representing Losange signed, Tuesday, December 14, a new three-year social agreement 2022-2024 for France, promising to French manufacturer’s tricolor … Read more

Five French unions criticize Solidarnosc for its complacency towards Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour

Activists from the Polish union Solidarnosc, during a demonstration in Luxembourg, October 22, 2021. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP The rag is burning between five French employee organizations and Solidarnosc. The CFDT, CFTC, CGT, FO and UNSA reproach the leadership of the mythical Polish trade union, which was the main actor in the fall of communism … Read more

unions call for strike for the first weekend of the Christmas holidays

Travelers in the Gare de Lyon, in Paris, during a strike during the end-of-year holidays, December 22, 2019. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS Several strike calls have been launched on various SNCF networks, including the TGV Sud-Est and Sud-Ouest, for the first weekend of the Christmas holidays in particular, we learned from union sources and from … Read more

In the United States, the historic birth of unions in Starbucks cafes

At a Starbucks location in Buffalo, NY, December 9, 2021. JOSHUA BESSEX / AP Cries of joy and hugs erupted, Thursday, December 9, at the announcement of the results of a historic vote which confirms the creation of the first union in a Starbucks establishment in the United States. “It is the culmination of a … Read more

In Guadeloupe, curfew extended after a brief meeting between unions and the Minister of Overseas

Some 300 demonstrators rallied peacefully in front of the Pointe-à-Pitre sub-prefecture, while the overseas minister received the intersyndicale on November 29, 2021. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP After brief discussions between the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Sébastien Lecornu, and the inter-union, the curfew imposed on Guadeloupe was extended on Monday, November 29, until December 2. “Taking … Read more

US unions worry about Amazon’s acquisition of Hollywood studio MGM

Amazon bought the MGM studio for $ 8.45 billion (around $ 7 billion at the time) in May 2021. DADO RUVIC / REUTERS The acquisition by Amazon of the legendary Hollywood studio MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) should not take place, say American unions. “Amazon’s influence on the health and diversity of the film industry is … Read more

Minority FedEx unions denounce “forced voluntary departures”

A FedEx plane, at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, August 6, 2018. JOEL SAGET / AFP Did the labor administration of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes wrongly validate, on July 30, the agreement on the employment protection plan (PSE) of FedEX, the parcel delivery specialist , which aims to cut 276 out of 5,990 jobs in the FedEx Express France entity (road … Read more