“1.46%”. This is the surprising average participation rates in the strike movement, on this January 20, press release from the Academy of Toulouse. Despite a sharp drop in strike rates, calls for mobilization remain numerous.
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“In the first degree, we continue our towing with the parents and there are always several banners hung in the schools which express our anger”, explains to The Independent Opinion Charlotte Andrieu, co-secretary of the SNUipp FSU 31. This afternoon, starting at 2 p.m., a procession of educational assistants (AED) departing from Saint Sernin High School is expected. Teachers are called to join the demonstration.
On the side of secondary education, the SNES FSU Toulouse speaks of a “transition day”.
We call for various forms of action, which can go as far as strike action, but this is not our main watchword. There are general assemblies in the establishments, visible actions around colleges and high schools. There is also a preparation of appointments with the parents of students for this Saturday in Toulouse and Auch”, specifies the union to the Independent Opinion.
The January 27 strike as a priority
The educational staff of first and second degree establishments are essentially mobilized for thea major strike scheduled for January 27. This next mobilization will be more focused on wages and working conditions of the teaching body, in particular with regard to the number of staff in the establishments, recruitment and the attractiveness of the profession.
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The school was heavily abused for 5 years. The damage and consequences of the crisis will have to be dealt with in the long term. We are asking for an emergency plan for the school, recruitment and finally a tenable protocol which allows the school to stand, because at the moment we are more of a daycare centre” protests Charlotte Andrieu.
The “Ibizagate” sets fire to the powder
“Mediapart” revealed on Monday that the Minister of National Education was at Ibiza, on vacation, when he unveiled the new health protocol the day before the start of the school year. A new controversy that rekindles the anger of educational staff.
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It is yet another mark of contempt. The Minister has been turning his back on the school and its staff for 5 years. He is also appointed responsible for the more chaotic and catastrophic management of the health crisis at school. For us, it’s time for him to go. We must have to deal with another interlocutor who is open to real negotiations for means at school, to operate in an emergency but also in the longer term”, suggests the co-secretary of SNUipp FSU 31.
Pour it SNES FSU Toulouse : “Jean-Michel Blanquer is definitely no longer the man for the job, as his placing under the supervision of the Prime Minister showed last Thursday.” The divorce between Jean-Michel Blanquer and the educational body seems definitively recorded.