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@piggo @queeranarchism Over than the shitton of "Gov is slowly chipping away at work law and social systems" that has been pervasive in french politics since... forever, really, the protests are mainly against :
- A change in unemployment distribution that makes a lot of nonsensical changes and is overall a big downgrade
- A change in retirement funding that is pretty much the same - estimation are that working till 68+ would be necessary to have a livable retirement fund
Yeah. Man, I wish workers in other countries would set cars on fire as often as the French do. Then bosses might actually fear their workers a little bit again, which is how we get things done.
This 'the French strike too much' thing is such bullshit. The French have preserved an active culture of resistance that is dead in most neighboring states. That's what's up.
It should be noted that it is precisely because we French have a tradition of long-lasting social struggles that we also had a socialized system of insurance against all the risks of life (and not financialized capitalist insurance).
And do not stop at what you see on TV, the French do not burn enough cars.
The French strike too much (en)
@queeranarchism @zeh @piggo @GreenandBlack I think this does come from a true fact: we wouldn't have to strike that puch if our strikes were efficient. Trade unions have become masters in pretending they do everything they can while not being the slightest bit frightening towards the employers or the state. They throw one-day strikes all the time, which is totally useless.
re: The French strike too much (en)
@queeranarchism @zeh @piggo @GreenandBlack Last year, rail workers were on strike two days a week for a few months. Who cares if there are no trains half of the time. Now remove trains during the whole month of December and we're talking. This strike is not going to end soon. I actually can't think of something the government would accept which would make me go back to work.
@GreenandBlack @piggo @queeranarchism actually they try to lower our elders and future elders pensions (wich is totally okay, nothing in the red, even in the future stats show we will have "benefit", cool to have in case of hard time in the future), and to takeover our whole social security system (wich isn't "state owned", its (less and less, ofc) mostly managed by workers unions and "owners" (bosses?) (50/50))
@queeranarchism Damn. France ain't fuckin' around.
@queeranarchism I'm from France ... and I'm fucking happy to be in Australia when I see this 🤣
@queeranarchism oh fuck I thought it was just transport unions
France: [is on fire]
canada: ho hum what's the hockey score, double double timmies uh-hyuck
@queeranarchism wow. we need that in india right now.
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