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Precariot - Reports from the Social Struggle in France!

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Apr 4 2006 17:45
Precariot - Reports from the Social Struggle in France!

Solidarity with Anti-CPE movement (France) feat. talks and music

BENEFIT EVENT

7.30pm THURSDAY 6th APRIL 2006

Over the last months, the struggle against the new labour laws and the hard fights on the streets with the french riot police has led to many arrests of youths, students and workers.

This event will be an evening of discussion, debates, films and also a fundraiser featuring Live Bands, DJ's and Visuals from the demonstrations and occupations of French Universities. More tba!

WHAT IS CPE?

The CPE, or ‘First Employment Contract’, is a particular type of contract with a two year probation period that allows the employer the right to sack the employee without having to give a reason or prior warning.

The CPE affect only under 26 year olds

It was brought in as part of a wider ‘equal opportunities’ bill after last Novembers banlieue riots

BACKGROUND

French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin unveiled his labour law liberalisation package CPE on the 16th of January. He said that “urgent” action was needed to “bring the French labour market into the modern era”. The law would see employers hire 18-26 year olds on two year contract that would allow them to fire the youths without notice, and without explanation.

In responce, student union bodies called for a week of meetings and mobilisation from 30th january including a call for a national day of protest for the 7th of February. Between February 4th to March 6th, staggered two week holidays occured which the governmant hoped to exploit by passing the legislation during. Come the 7th of February between 200,000 and 400,000 youths and trade unionists took part in 187 demonstrations across France.

THE SQUARE occupied Social Centre

21 Russell Square

London WC1H

www.londonsocialcentre.org.uk

Mike Harman
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Apr 4 2006 21:33

Who's the benefit in aid of specifically?

Caiman del Barrio
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Apr 4 2006 23:39

"PRECARIOT" - oh that's really smart, I see what you did there. tongue

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Apr 5 2006 06:48
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Who's the benefit in aid of specifically?

i don't know exactly who, but it's for some folks who helped sort out people from london to go over to france but some of whom have now got nicked. so i think it's for their bail, legal fees etc.

raw
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Apr 5 2006 10:15

The benefit is for an autonomist group in Paris which had some members arrested during the riots. They have also housed people who went over from london and are in our opinion very political and practically sorted during the struggles there.

cheers

RAW

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Apr 5 2006 10:50
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The benefit is for an autonomist group in Paris which had some members arrested during the riots. They have also housed people who went over from london and are in our opinion very political and practically sorted during the struggles there.

Do you know if most of their activity at the moment concerned with rucking with the cops, or try to deepen and extend the strikes, occupations and wildcats there?

raw
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Apr 5 2006 11:21

They are a very theoritical group which are very well known in France, they wrote a book Appell a few years ago which has been very infleuntial amongst the radical movement in France. Historically they are political decendants of action directe.

cheers

Raw

p.s. we have invited them over but are not sure if they can make it.

red n black star

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Apr 5 2006 14:34

might well be there later on smile

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Apr 5 2006 18:17

if i get work done tommorow im gunna come to this

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