French Youth Resistance is a Fight Against the EU

The massive demonstrationFrance1s by trade unionists and young people in several French cities against their government’s ‘labour reforms’ is in fact a fight against the European Union’s strategic programme ‘Europe 2020’. This programme subtitled ‘A European strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’ is in fact a plan to decrease wages (both personal and social), pensions and the job security of the bulk of society.

According to the EU, employment will only increase in the EU, particularly for the youth, if it is cheaper for employers and easier for them to sack workers. They take much inspiration from the British Tories and see the growth of ‘zero hours contracts’ as a great success. The programme’s aim would for countries ‘to implement their national pathways for flexicurity, as agreed by the European council, to reduce labour market segmentation and facilitate transitions as well as facilitating the reconciliation of work and family life’.

France3The current government ‘labour reforms’ which reduce overtime payments and job security are only the beginning. It is not surprising therefore that Cameron and his government want to keep Britain in the EU. His ideology and backing from the big corporations reinforced and backed by EU programmes help the Tories and their backers, the transnational monopolies. To fight our governments in France or Britain we need to recognise the true nature of the EU!

 

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In dealing with Covid19, Collectivism and Science have shown the way world wide; in Britain it's been Trade Unions and the NHS. Capitalism has shown itself unwilling & incapable of dealing with this crisis.

Caractacus Mann@CaractacusMann

From Yemen saying "Communism saves humanity." https://twitter.com/CPBritain/status/1308301456051597314

Neo-liberal managerial approach, from a neo-liberal political party. More evidence for ending the illusion that the Labour Party can ever be socialist which is based on a deeper illusion that the Parliamentary system and existing state can be reformed in the interests of workers.

Paul O'Connell@pmpoc

The British Labour Party ending its own furlough scheme a month before the national scheme, and letting employees go, in the midst of a global pandemic and on the cusp of an economic depression - under new management indeed:

In the USA we see a contradiction between aspects of neoliberalism; i.e. between authoritarianism of the state repressive apparatus and liberal economics of cuts in public services. Both aspects end up damaging workers.

Miles@UnitedLeftist

HUGE federal overreach here. https://twitter.com/kylehooten2/status/1308051304846065666

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