Sindicatos de maestros franceses no permanecerán pasivos ante ofensiva de ideas de extrema derecha

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France will lay off nearly 9,000 teachers in kindergartens and schools
 
 

En declaración reciente, los afiliados francesas de la IE, el SGEN-CFDT, la UNSA, el FSU (Federación Sindical a la que el SNEP, el SNES, SNETAP y el SNUipp pertenecen) y la FERC-CGT , dijeron:  " trabajamos hacia la educación y la capacitación para todos los jóvenes. Por eso no podemos permanecer pasivos cuando las ideas de la extrema derecha ganan apoyo entre la población. " … "la extrema derecha promueve el odio entre grupos étnicos y continuamente e inaceptablemente asocia la inmigración a la inseguridad. Aprovecha las oportunidades dadas por los efectos de las crisis económicas y sociales, que aumentan las desigualdades y las injusticias sociales, para recurrir a la búsqueda de chivos expiatorios y enfrentar a unos y otros. " … "como educadores, promovemos los valores de la República diariamente” …. Como sindicalistas, nuestra lucha es guiada por los valores de la solidaridad y la justicia social"

La IE se suma a sus organizaciones miembros en la defensa a ultranza de la educación como un servicio público a disposición de todos.

 
 
 
French high school students and teachers demonstrate at proposed teaching job cuts, April 2008
 
 

France will lay off nearly 9,000 teachers in kindergartens and schools.

 

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France -  Article published the Wednesday 09 February 2011 -
French teachers, magistrates prepare to protest
.A French magistrate wears a badge reading "Your rights are in danger".
A French magistrate wears a badge reading "Your rights are in danger". Reuters/Stephane MaheBy RFI

France is bracing itself for a day of industrial action on Thursday, when teachers walk out in protest at planned job cuts and magistrates plan nationwide demonstrations as the culmination of their three-day strike.

Protesting teachers – how far will they go? : michael-streeter 18 Apr 2011 ... I love both France and this region, though I'm also aware of the difficulties ... 18/04/2011. Protesting teachers – how far will they go? ...
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18/04/2011

Protesting teachers – how far will they go?

teachers, bossnapping, protests Charente, Cognac

In the good old days teachers who were unhappy with their lot used to work to rule, stage the odd march or just occasionally go on strike.

Not any more, it seems.

Teachers in Cognac are deeply unhappy about the prospect of job cuts and class closures in their area.

Their response has been pretty direct.

Last week, for example they held the head teacher of one school captive in his office for six hours, the latest case of so-called bossnapping to hit France, though the first I'm aware of involving teachers.

Then in another school a group of teachers blocked a corridor for half an hour to delay the holding of an important meeting by senior education officials (see photo above).

Other actions are planned after the Easter holidays.

'We're carrying out dramatic stunts,' admits one teacher at the collège Félix-Gaillard.

'But we don't have a choice – it's that or do nothing. And that's not an option.'

The teachers say that they need to resort to extreme measures because other approaches don't work.

'A street march is ok but after a while it goes unnoticed,' says one teacher.

Of course, the question is how far will the teachers go – and where will it all end?

The bossnapping or  séquestration was carried out without rancour and all concerned kept their cool.

But the police kept a close watch outside  the lycée Louis-Delage during the incident 'in case it got out of hand' said police chief Frédéric De Vargas.

Even some teachers are nervous about the path they have embarked on.

'The bossnapping, that was right on the borderline,' says one. 'After that we'll be in police custody. But I support it,' he adds.

Another teacher raises a question that many of us will be asking if the teachers do get into trouble with the law.

'What example would be be setting?' she asks.

Quite so. Teaching is both a very important and a very tough profession, and I have lots of sympathy for their situation.

But it will surely be harder than ever for these teachers to maintain discipline in the school when their pupils have seen them behaving like this.

Yet at the moment the mood is for escalation not compromise. 'If we don't get satisfaction by then, then the month of September will be the worst of all,' says one teaching union official.

We have been warned!

 

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News - Country: France - Theme: Human and Trade Union Rights

France: Teachers reaffirm their commitment to solidarity and social justice (31 March 2011)

French teacher unions have issued a joint statement following on the recent district elections in France, which have seen a growth in support for the far right party, the National Front, asserting that “educators oppose the policies of the extreme right.“

In the declaration, EI’s French affiliates, the SGEN-CFDT, the UNSA Education, the FSU (union federation to which the SNEP, the SNES, the SNETAP and the SNUipp belong) and the FERC-CGT, said that “education staff teach co-operation and exchange; we work towards education and empowerment for all young people. That is why we cannot remain passive when the far right’s ideas gain support within the population.”

The unions also added that “the far right promotes hatred between ethnic groups and continually and unacceptably links immigration to insecurity. It seizes opportunities given by the effects of the economic and social crises, which increase inequalities and social injustices, to resort to scapegoating and pit one group against another.”

The unions also stated that “as educators, we promote the Republic’s values daily; as unionists, our struggle is guided by the values of solidarity and social justice.”

EI joins its member organisations in their uncompromising defence of education as a public service available to all.

http://www.ei-ie.org/news/news_details/1759

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Las protestas se multiplicaban en Francia, tras el anuncio del recorte de 9,000 puestos de maestros de guarderías y escuelas elementales.  

“Habrá menos profesores y menos estudiantes” respecto de hace 15 años, dijo el ministro Chatel, en un intento por justificar la medida. La medida, había sido anticipada la semana pasada por el SNUipp-FSU, el principal sindicato que agrupa a trabajadores del sector. 

Otros sindicatos, junto al organismo que agrupa a las escuelas privadas -también golpeado por la supresión de más de 1.500 puestos de trabajo de cara al inicio del período de clases en 2011-, lanzaron una alarma sobre la cuestión e iniciaron la protesta. 

También las asociaciones que reúnen a padres de los alumnos se unieron a la protesta, incluso a través de acciones espectaculares, como el secuestro simbólico de un decano de la región de Lot-et-Garone, durante la celebración de “la noche de las escuelas”, en Montpellier. 

“Diversas acciones de este tipo fueron registradas en 60 departamentos del país”, aseguró Sebastien Sihr, secretario general del sindicato SNUipp, en declaraciones al diario Le Monde. 

Pero la situación es más tensa en las escuelas medias y superiores, donde el nuevo período lectivo (inicia en septiembre) ya no contará con 7.033 maestros. 

En total, sumando a maestros de guarderías, escuelas elementales y superiores, habrá en el sistema educativo 16.000 profesionales menos, lo que asciende a una reducción de 66.000, si se cuentan los recortes que se vienen realizando en el sector desde 2007.

 

En declaración, los afiliados francesas de la IE, el SGEN-CFDT, la UNSA, el FSU (Federación Sindical a la que el SNEP, el SNES, SNETAP y el SNUipp pertenecen) y la FERC-CGT , dijeron:  " trabajamos hacia la educación y la capacitación para todos los jóvenes. Por eso no podemos permanecer pasivos cuando las ideas de la extrema derecha ganan apoyo entre la población. " .

… "la extrema derecha promueve el odio entre grupos étnicos y continuamente e inaceptablemente asocia la inmigración a la inseguridad. Aprovecha las oportunidades dadas por los efectos de las crisis económicas y sociales, que aumentan las desigualdades y las injusticias sociales, para recurrir a la búsqueda de chivos expiatorios y enfrentar a unos y otros. " …

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"como educadores, promovemos los valores de la República diariamente” …. Como sindicalistas, nuestra lucha es guiada por los valores de la solidaridad y la justicia social"

La IE se suma a sus organizaciones miembros en la defensa a ultranza de la educación como un servicio público a disposición de todos.

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Escribió Malcolm Allison

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