Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

Read more

THE DEBATE

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

India: Cows at heart of political debate

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Trump again blames both sides for Charlottesville violence

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Macron: The shadow of a doubt'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Talks to begin on revamping NAFTA trade deal

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Has the horror of partition overshadowed independence?

Read more

French postal workers strike against privatisation

Latest update : 2008-09-23

French postal unions called for a strike to protest the decision to privatise the state-run company, demanding a public debate on the subject. More than half of the French population opposes the privatisation.

Five French workers unions are calling for a national strike Tuesday to protest the looming privatisation of La Poste, the state postal-services company, which employs 300,000 people.

 

According to the planned reform, La Poste would become an incorporated company as of January 2010.

 

La Poste did not confirm whether the mail distribution or post offices’ activity would be affected by the strike.

 

Less than one postal worker in five went on strike during the last protest movements, a level that unions are hoping to take higher this time. “25% or 30% would be good,” said a union leader quoted by AFP.

 

The government met with unions, consumer groups and local politicians earlier this month. The Sarkozy administration went on to create a commission on the future of La Poste with just political and union leaders.

Date created : 2008-09-23

COMMENT(S)