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(en) France, UCL AL #315 = Social, Political: Statistics: the class struggle is breaking the counters (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Fri, 14 May 2021 10:02:52 +0300

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, inequalities have exploded between the rich and the poor. Macron's "whatever it costs" ... costs especially to workers. ---- Since March 2020 ---- 250,000 temporary jobs cut (according to the unemployed workers) ; ---- 650,000 jobs lost in the private sector (Insee) ; ---- 80% of the positions most exposed to the virus are occupied by the female proletariat (personal assistance, nursing assistant, saleswoman, cleaning worker, nurse, etc.) (CGT) ; ---- Three quarters of restructuring and layoff plans are unrelated to Covid-19, the employers use the windfall effect (CGT). ---- Inequalities in health ---- Zero intensive care beds created since March 2020 ;
100,000 positions cut at the hospital over the past eight years (CGT-Study companies) ;
69,000 beds eliminated in fifteen years ;
Obvious excess mortality in the poorest areas, particularly among those under 65 (Seine-Saint-Denis), excess mortality also among racialized minorities (observations in 93, England, the United States) ;
50% of young people are worried about their mental health, 30% have given up access to healthcare during the virus for lack of means (parliamentary inquiry).
10% more RSA beneficiaries ;
30% of households are in a poor financial situation (Insee) ;
1 million people fallen below the poverty line (Attac) ;
in total, 5.3 million poor people in France if the poverty line is set at 50% of the median standard of living (very imperfect calculation method according to the Observatory of Inequalities). One in two poor people is under 30 years old.
Housing crisis
300,000 people are homeless (Abbé Pierre Foundation) ;
3.5 million households in a situation of fuel poverty, with more than 8% of expenditure on heating (Observatory of fuel poverty) ;
667,000 experienced an energy cut in 2019 for unpaid bills (2019 report from the National Energy Mediator) ;
The reform personalized housing aid (APL), the 1 stJanuary 2021, led to a general decline up to 90% for certain beneficiaries families (France 3) ;
35,000 homes are at risk of being evicted from this summer (DAL) ;
Regulated electricity prices have climbed more than 11% since 2019 ( Le Monde ).
Assistantship for the rich
29 of the 37 CAC 40 groups with their headquarters in France, most of them subsidized by the State because of the Covid, have at least 166 tax avoidance subsidiaries in Luxembourg (Attac France) ;
The richest come out of the crisis stronger, while it will take more than ten years for the poor to recover (Oxfam) ;
64 billion is the fortune of Bernard Arnaud (3 th richest man in the world), LVMH boss ;
Since the suppression of the ISF, the fortune of the richest climbed by 25% (Attac) ;
The Tax Credit for Competitiveness and Employment (CICE) represents 100 billion euros of tax gift to companies over 2013-2019, for 100,000 jobs created (1 million euros of subsidy per job, etc.) (Committee CICE monitoring).
Louise (UCL Saint-Denis)

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