Snes-FSU (the main union in middle and high schools), but also CGT Éduc'action and Sud Éducation, which met as an inter-union on Friday 2 February 2024, “called on staff to make the week of 5 February a week of action in education and go on strike on Tuesday,” said the CGT Éduc'action press release.
The unions are calling for mobilization around the salary issue, but also the application of the “knowledge shock” measures initiated by Prime Minister Gabriel Attal in order to raise the level of students, which must come into effect at the beginning of the school year. Following. Unions are particularly irritated by the level groups in French and mathematics for 6th and 5th graders.
After the “successful” strike on Thursday, Snes-FSU “calls for continued and intensified action for our wages and against the shock of knowledge” with a new strike on Tuesday the 6th, in a message on X (formerly Twitter).
In its press release, CGT Éduc'action “also condemns the outdated vision of the school, illustrated by the desire to establish a single unit and the generalization of the Universal National Service (SNU)”. Furthermore, “Amélie Oudé-Caster's comments, which denigrate public schools and their staff, show the extent to which national education is despised by the current government,” according to this union.
On Thursday, February 1, several thousand teachers and educational staff protested in Paris and major French cities to raise awareness about their working conditions, their salaries, but also to defend public schools after controversial statements by their minister, Amélie Oudéa-Castér, which mentioned “package hours that have not been seriously replaced” in public.
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