This Saturday, December 4, a demonstration against precariousness marched through the streets of Toulouse. It brought together around fifty people struggling with the reform of unemployment insurance.
About fifty people gathered on Place Arnaud Bernard. It was the starting point of the united demonstration against precariousness, for the compensation of all the unemployed and the repeal of the reform of unemployment insurance.
This Saturday, December 4, the demonstration descended the Boulevard de Strasbourg, banner in hand, to fight against precariousness in France. At the origin of the movement, a dozen local associations such as Act-Up Sud-Ouest, ATTAC or even CGT Pôle Emploi came together to show their dissatisfaction following government actions concerning unemployment. Since November 1, the new reform requires that the minimum working time to be compensated for unemployment goes from 4 to 6 months.
“We are against the reform on unemployment which affects only the most precarious, and for new social rights”, testifies Lalou, a Toulousain member of the association Sud Culture Solidaires 31. “Whole sections of the economy have collapsed because of the pandemic, and now it is the most precarious who suffer while others make their fortunes, ”he adds.
Regarding the pandemic, Manon, a Toulousaine in the medico-social environment, is also present to demonstrate: “In the field of health we are understaffed. The emergency services are closing due to a lack of caregivers, who cause burn-outs, who flee to less difficult sectors because the working conditions in health are difficult … the situation is becoming dramatic and we are not being helped ”, testifies- she does. It demands more resources in the medico-social sector and above all more recognition, particularly in terms of salary.
On November 15, the CGT lodged an appeal against this reform before the Council of State. A response is expected between late 2021 and early 2022.