On Tuesday, high school students will take to the streets again, and then next Saturday will be another day of demonstrations and strikes against the reform of the Labor Code throughout France. The protests have not let up. On Thursday, the third day of protests by workers and students, the demonstration was important.
And this continues, despite changes to the first draft of the text and divisions among the trade unions — the CFDT was officially absent from the demonstrations, although some of its members took part in it, as well as FAGE, the students’ organization. CGT, FO, the UNEF for students and four other unions continue to demand the “full withdrawal” of labor reform. In the Senate, the same demand was made by senators of the French Communist Party.
According to the secretary of the CGT Philippe Martinez, who was leading the Paris demonstration, they must “start from scratch, with a modern code that guarantees rights to all workers, young and old.” For the CFDT, in contrast, a withdrawal of the text would be “a defeat for the workers,” because “we were able to advance our proposals.”