French workers remain one of the best organised groups in Europe. This is why Macron has launched attacks on the rail workers (see http://republicancommunist.org/blog/2018/04/14/french-public-sector-workers-under-attack/) and the postal workers. The organised French working class offers the best alternative to the neo-liberalism of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche and the rampant national chauvinist, racist Right populism of Marine Le Pen’s Fronte National. The post workers have been on strike since March. We are publishing this appeal.
FRENCH POSTAL WORKERS INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FUND
French Postal Workers are locked in a fight to the death against the Macron government, defending wages, conditions and the right to organise as trade unionists. We urge trade unionists to support the fight by contributing to the information strike fund at the link below.
An account of the struggle and video links follow.
MACRON GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZES THE FIRING OF A FRENCH TRADE UNIONIST, GAEL QUIRANTE : A POLITICAL DECISION !
ON THE NEXT DAY, MARCH 26TH HIS COLLEAGUES DECLARED AN UNLIMITED STRIKE… THEY’RE STILL ON STRIKE TODAY !
LET’S HELP THEM WIN : GIVE TO THE INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FUND !
URGENT ! 0€ PAYCHECKS ARE COMING IN FOR THE POSTAL WORKERS ON STRIKE
A text “Stop Gaël’s termination ! End repression at La Poste and beyond !” was published in the french press (Libération). Among the first signatures : Jean-Luc Mélenchon France Insoumise house representative , Elsa Faucillon PCF house representative, Frédéric Lordon, Alex Callinicos and Stathis Kouvelakis London King’s College, Taxiarhis Efstathiou General Council of ADEDY (Greek trade union), Céline Verzelleti confederal bureau of CGT, Eric Beynel national spokesman of Union Syndicale Solidaires-SUD, Bernadette Groison national spokesman of FSU, Elie Domota UGTG and LKP, UNEF, Nathalie Arthaud Lutte Ouvrière, Olivier Besancenot et Philippe Poutou NPA, Nicolas Galepides SUD PTT, Mickael Wamen, Jean-Pierre Mercier et Xavier Mathieu CGT, Gerard Filoche, Amal Bentounsi (commitee against murders by the Police),…
Postal workers of a Paris, France suburban area have been on unlimited strike since March 26, 2018.
The strike initially sparked in protest of the firing of Gaël Quirante (secretary of the postal union SUD Poste 92). Labor Ministry Muriel Pénicaud, who authorized his firing, is now being called in by the court to testify as former CEO of Business France, a company suspected to have been unduly favored in the awarding of a public contract ! Today, the 150 strikers are fighting for Gaël’s rehiring but also against worsening working conditions and job destruction and for the hiring of temp and otherwise casualized workers.
La Poste management stops at nothing to try and break the strike : bailiffs, physical assaults by supervisors, summons by the police… And no spreading over time of the wage deductions, meaning 0€ paychecks !
The next paycheck is coming in the next few days, we need as many contributions as soon as possible.
Let’s help them win !
TO SUPPORT LA POSTE STRIKERS :
CONTRIBUTE TO THE ONLINE INTERNATIONAL STRIKE FUND :
-A transparent strike fund, in which the trade union Sud Poste 92 will receive and manage the funds
– A democratic strike fund governed by commonly agreed upon rules, which will be decided directly by the strikers.
The aim is to help all the post office workers participating in this unlimited strike, whether or not they be union members
Or write a check to SUD Poste 92 and send it to : SUD Poste 92, 51 rue Jean Bonal, 92250 La Garenne-Colombes France (Important : write « Solidarité grévistes » on the back)
VIDEOS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLING OR DUBBING (most recent to older) :
The YouTube Videos’ Playlist : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5NHf7cni3I&list=PL9BMDYhoGmCiRQH8fwKLsI77vPX3JqYdg
Mostly in French:
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