Wednesday, June 22, 2016

labor law: the police prefecture banned Thursday’s demonstration in Paris – Le Monde

Philippe Martinez, general secretary of the  CGT, and Jean-Claude Mailly, secretary general of  Force Ouvrière, participate side by side in a  demonstration against the proposed reform of the  Labour Code, on May 26 in Paris.

After twenty-four hours of negotiations with trade unions, the police department announced Wednesday, June 22 prohibiting the demonstration against the proposed reform of the labor code scheduled for Thursday in Paris.

The discussions between the authorities and the unions “have not led to the emergence of an agreement” , the statement said the prefecture.

“in these circumstances, the Commissioner of police considers that there is no other choice but to prohibit the holding of the event. “

A” static “rally refused

On Tuesday, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Force Ouvrière (FO), the Single Trade Union Federation (FSU) , union Solidaires union, the national Union of students of France (UNEF), the national Union schoolgirl (UNL) and the independent and Democratic Federation schoolgirl (LDIFs) had persisted in refusing “categorical” a “static gathering” Place de la Nation, a solution advocated by the government. The unions wanted to scroll the Place de la Bastille to the Place de la Nation, a path they had chosen short, they say, for “consider” security conditions. They said to have made “alternative proposals course” : Bastille to the Place d’Italie or Denfert-Rochereau in place of Italy

Since Monday. the authorities insisted that they choose an event “static” , citing security reasons following the violence that marred the demonstration on June 14 in Paris. During the day, the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve stressed the “extremely high threat level, with a level of extremely strong solicitation for several weeks of the security forces” , mobilized “Euro” football “border migration in a particular context” and “in the context of law enforcement operations” . These “are made difficult by the significant presence of violent groups. There were more than 500 policemen injured “.


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