Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

France

Bernard Thibault re-elected as head of biggest trade union

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-11

For the fourth consecutive time Bernard Thibault was re-elected head of the CGT, the country's biggest trade union. This comes despite accusations that Thibault was soft on Sarkozy's right-wing reforms.

AFP - French union leader Bernard Thibault was re-elected Friday as head of the nation's biggest trade union after fending off attacks that he has gone soft on President Nicolas Sarkozy's reforms.
  
The 50-year-old, who sports a Beatles haircut and has been the face of French labour activism over the past decade, won a fourth three-year mandate as head of the CGT, the Confederation Generale du Travail.
  
Under Thibault's 10-year leadership, the CGT broke off ties with the French Communist Party, went through several internal shakeups and set its sights on a one-million-strong membership. It currently has 655,000.
  
He was elected by union members after a week-long congress in the western city of Nantes.

Date created : 2009-12-11

COMMENT(S)