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Education, hospital, transport ... the point on Tuesday strikes in the public service

Teachers and hospital staff will be particularly mobilized on Tuesday for the first unitary call to strike for ten years.

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For first time in ten years, all civil servants ' unions have launched a call to strike for Tuesday, October 10. Laurent Berger, number one of French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT), thus alerted Monday on "profound malaise" of civil servants, who "suffer from being seen only as a budgetary burden and not as a wealth".

The trade union organizations anticipate a fairly followed movement to slow down, or even stop, several public services, from schools to libraries, from crèches to gymnasiums, to hospitals and even air transport.

READ: Public service: Government rejects "salary appointment", unions protest

In education, up to 50% of civil servants on strike

All teachers are called to strike by ir unions, including those of private. According to SNUIPP-FSU, first primary union, nearly one in two teachers will be on strike.

A right of reception for kindergarten and primary pupils was introduced by law of August 2008, but minimum service will not be ensured everywhere. According to SNUIPP-FSU, proportion of closed schools will be important in several departments: 25% in Puy-de-Dôme, 18% in Hautes-Pyrénées and Val-de-Marne, 11% in Vosges and Guadeloupe, or 10% in Paris and Ain.

There are three topics of particular concern for teachers ' anger:

-Career development

-The restoration of day of deficiency;

- reduction in number of contracts assisted, which play a key role in proper functioning of institutions.

In hospitals, doctors join mobilization

For first since law Bachelot of 2009, which had, among or things, reformed ir status, hospital practitioners (PH) were called to strike by a dozen unions. Doctors, pharmacists and dentists are invited to strike with paramedical personnel (orderlies, nurses, etc.) to denounce in chorus degradation of ir working conditions and "financial strangulation" of hospital.

Like m, PH's are affected by:

-The freezing of index point;

-The recovery of day of deficiency in case of a sick stop;

-y rise more generally against decrease of ir purchasing power.

As a result, non-urgent operations could be postponed.

Read our explanations: What is index point for public servants?

In transport, reduced flights by 30%

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has recommended that airlines reduce ir flights by 30% at airports of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, due to calls for The strike of four unions (CGT, FO, CFDT and UNSA). Disturbances are expected "throughout territory". For its part, EasyJet has abolished 104 flights, from and to France, from Monday night to Tuesday.

On or hand, at SNCF, all TGV trains, Transilien, TER, Eurostar, Thalys should roll normally, as well as almost all of intercite, despite notice of South Strike (3rd Union), which wants to "converge" struggles, and CFDT (4e), Which denounces ordinances and increase of generalized social contribution (CSG). The first union, CGT, does not call for Disengagements but encourages railway workers to join procession by "solidarity", such as UNSA (2nd), which denounces more generally "attacks on employees".

The situation will be same on RATP side, which provides for normal traffic except on RER B, slightly disturbed. The three representative unions, CGT, UNSA and Sud, called for protest, but only South referred to use of strike. The CGT-RATP, which has not filed a notice, refers to construction of "convergences" against "any questioning of workers ' rights and social destruction".

The UNSA – whose notice concerns only maintenance – and South insist on increase of CSG and defence of "acquis" of RATP officers.

Or sectors will come to inflate procession

The CGT called "all employees in postal and telecommunications sector" (SFR, Free, Chronopost ...) to mobilize. The staff of former public sector companies, such as Post office and Orange, who still employ public servants, could join demonstrations.

Same thing for agents, public law or private law, pole employment, which protest against abolition of posts and presentation of a budget falling by 4 billion euros in five years, and for those of chambers of commerce and industry.

The procession could also count several policemen, since Alternative CFDT and UNSA-police called ir troops to join protest. The or unions relay calls to be manifested by ir confederations.

Finally, in Bobigny court, CGT calls on clerks to prevent holding of hearings, to protest against insufficient staff that weigh on working conditions, as well as lack of "material".


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