A - I n f o s
a multi-lingual news service by, for, and about anarchists **

News in all languages
Last 40 posts (Homepage) Last two weeks' posts

The last 100 posts, according to language
Greek_ 中文 Chinese_ Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe_ The.Supplement

The First Few Lines of The Last 10 posts in:
Greek_ 中文 Chinese_ Castellano_ Català_ Deutsch_ Nederlands_ English_ Français_ Italiano_ Polski_ Português_ Russkyi_ Suomi_ Svenska_ Türkçe
First few lines of all posts of last 24 hours || of past 30 days | of 2002 | of 2003 | of 2004 | of 2005 | of 2006 | of 2007 | of 2008 | of 2009 | of 2010 | of 2011 | of 2012 | of 2013 | of 2015 | of 2016

Syndication Of A-Infos - including RDF | How to Syndicate A-Infos
Subscribe to the a-infos newsgroups
{Info on A-Infos}

(en) France, Coordination of Anarchist Groups - EMERGENCY SOCIAL: Let us mobilize against breakage labor law! (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 5 Mar 2016 15:45:51 +0200

The Anarchist Coordination Groups denounce the supposed "reform" of the labor law, in fact outright breakage. We call to inform and mobilize for the withdrawal of this bill, which destroyed more than a century of social conquests of the labor movement. ---- This bill has its first reading in the Assembly in early April and the Senate in May, will be adopted before the end of June if we fail to build a strike and struggle, massive and combative. ---- Until then, despite already introduced several special features including by Macron law, the Labour Code was a legal minimum, the agreements of branches and companies could not be more protective of wage earners. The project to completely reverse this logic law, company agreements precedence over labor code, even though they will be more adverse to wage earners.

This inversion of the hierarchy of norms is to individualize maximum boss / employee relationship. Social history shows as isolated-es, the wage earners are losing face-es antagonists aspirations bosses. On the contrary, the recognition of common interests between wage earners, the sense of belonging to the same class, which allowed wage earners to collective struggle, solidarity and snatch the rights to the bosses and the State. This bill continues precisely the opposite goal.

If no collective agreement in the company, individual agreements on schedules in firms with fewer than fifty wage earners may even be conducted. In this same logic of individualization, the text allows the circumvention of trade unions. A union, even a majority, can no longer oppose an enterprise agreement. There may be validated by referendum of a business agreement even if the unions representing 70% of wage earners are opposed. The company is one of the most anti-democratic structures. If wage earners forgo voting on the salary or rest, it's always because of pressure, blackmail usually closed or dismissal.

Without going into details, here is a range of possible regressions made by this bill through enterprise agreements. We can summarize this work more, earn less and get fired without hindrance!

Work more:

Even in the absence of economic difficulties, agreements will increase unrequited working time. For example, for contracts "day pass", the working week may be up to 48 hours (and even 60 hours with permission of the labor inspectorate), the minimum rest time down below 11 hours, the daily working time to 12 go. Apprentices can work up to 10 hours a day (8 am today) and 40 hours per week (35 hours today). For all wage earners, the penalties will be counted as rest time.

Earn less:

To neutralize the outbreak of overtime, working time may be calculated over 3 years. The standard there is still some time being the week! Overtime will be paid less: the minimum of the increase is 10% (currently 25%).

For the purpose of "employment development", companies can modulate (as working time) compensation (obviously down). These changes will take precedence over the labor contract.

Get fired unfettered:

If an e-employee that refusal of such changes, he / she may be dismissed-e, "for personal reasons".

There is a considerable broadening of the economic grounds for dismissal: a decline in orders for several quarters (! Two), limited to France and to one company in a group, becomes sufficient.

Finally, capping an industrial tribunal allowances fixed (low) price for bosses to all dismissals without justification and arbitrary the most complete! In the current text of the bill, compensation shall be fixed for example to 3 months salary for 2 years seniority, and 15 months for wage earners the oldest ne s (20 years of seniority and more). We can see where we can be fired at any time without the boss has to fear recourse to tribunals!

Faced with these attacks, a large proportion of wage earners, insecure, unemployed, Artists, unionists react. A petition against the bill has already collected over 800 000 signatures, and this figure is increasing. To truly back the government, this protest movement must assert itself on the workplace (in the private and the public), education (schools, universities, etc.), and on the street. We call for building a strong and determined mobilization to show that we're ready to fight for our lives and work, we will no longer accept social regression that stack in favor of the richest!

So join all initiatives to strike and struggle that are organized and are working for the convergence of forces until the withdrawal of the bill!

March 1, 2016

External Relations of the CGA

A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
By, For, and About Anarchists
Send news reports to A-infos-en mailing list
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://lists.ainfos.ca/mailman/listinfo/a-infos-en
Archive: http://ainfos.ca/en
A-Infos Information Center