Rennes postal workers take short strike action in solidarity with blockades

Postal workers take short wildcat strike action in support of sorting office-occupying anti-CPE demonstrators.

Submitted by alibi on April 8, 2006

Ouest France in Brittany report from postal sorting office in Rennes:
The sorting office was violently evacuated last night having been occupied since 9.30pm by about sixty anti-CPE militants. The office of Rennes Airlande in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, close to Rennes airport. The site was violently evacuated shortly after 2am in the morning by the police force. Ten demonstrators took refuge in the sorting office under the protection of employees who, shocked, did not resume work.

tf1 reported that the young people lit fires of pallets in front of the entrance of the centre, paralysing the activity of the site which manages the mail of the department of Ille-and-Vilaine and of a dozen departments in and around Brittany. Persons from the CGT and CUS evoked casualties and arrests. Which the prefecture denied. The employees briefly put themselves on strike before resuming work.