Railway Workers Also Participated in the Strike in France

Railway Workers Also Participated in the Strike in France: Since today, railway workers have been participating in the strikes organized to protest the labor law reform in France and spread throughout the country.
Railway workers have also been participating in the strikes organized to protest the reform of the labor law in France and spread throughout the country. Due to the fuel shortage in the country as the refinery workers went on strike, the public preferred the railroad for transportation in recent weeks.
Strikes launched against the changes the government wants to make in the employment law have already spread to the transport sector. The involvement of railway workers paralyzed transport in the country. In many regions, trains have reduced the number of flights. Air France pilots decided to participate in long-term strikes. The actions that the total 360 union participated in, the train runs before the Euro 2016, the Paris Metro and the flights also affect the authorities.
Sendilar thinks that the strikes that started on June 10 and shortly before the one-month Euro 2016 football championship will be effective in the government's withdrawal of the bill.
While successive strikes affect life negatively in the country, they are also hit hard by the country's economy. Protesting groups that prevented access to oil refineries have succeeded in signing “no gasoline” signs at numerous fuel stations by disabling gasoline arriving at fuel stations.
Workers rose in France when the government announced that it would change the "labor law" without a parliamentary vote. The country's leading trade unions, professional organizations, and students had decided to take action and strike. Workers argue that by law, layoffs will increase, working hours will increase, and overtime wages will decrease.
The new draft law, which includes extensive changes about workers and employers, almost challenges workers. The bill is; daily working hours are increased from 10 hours to 12, while part-time employees are reduced to a minimum of 24 hours a week. Employers who demand changes in the employment contract will be dismissed, while employers will be given less pay overtime. In addition, employers will have full authority to increase workers' working hours and lower their salaries.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of the General Trade Unions (CGT) pioneered strikes, while President François Hollande is also targeted at criticism arrows. CGT has more than 720 thousand members. Strikes are more concentrated in ports, oil refineries and railways.
French state budget secretary Christian Eckert stated that the damage caused by the strikes to the economy is too early to be fully determined, and that the damage to the economy of the 5 large refinery center is only around 40-45 million euros per week.
According to the analysis of the BBC, the most important period in terms of social movements regardless of who is in power in France is September. This month is a month when the July (those who go on holiday in July) and the Augusters (those who go on holiday in August) finally return to the cities, start their work, open schools and express all dissatisfaction by the unions. Giant strikes, demonstrations, marches are held in September.
Workers, civil servants, retirees, students, teachers who are determined to defend their rights gained during the 1980s in France, which has become increasingly liberal and capitalist, take to the streets and paralyze life.
The French call this period "rentrée sociale" (ie return to social home) and generally agreement is reached in the middle. The demonstrators want to protect 100, the government proposes 50 in a new bill, to 75, everyone has to return home.
According to the analysis in question, social opposition is very dynamic when the right-wing parties are in power, as the locomotives of this opposition are non-governmental organizations that position themselves on the left, especially trade unions and student associations.
The organizations that see that the rights they have supported begin to tick off their acquired rights as soon as they come to power, immediately return to their former positions. Trade unions start strikes, streets are flagged and malaise sociale becomes visible again.
In recent years, the situation has been a little different, as the right, under Nicolas Sarkozy, damaged the acquired social rights so much that; The Socialist Party, which came to power with the election of François Hollande as President in 2012, has curbed the radicalism of social opposition organizations.
The civil opposition, which reappeared in March 2016, was not the product of organizations, but of high school and university students, many of whom were unorganized and yet not politicized. The reason why the street took over the word and instrument was the new draft law regulating the working life named after the 37-year-old Moroccan-born Minister of Labor Myriam El Khomri, who came to the agenda in February.



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