French teachers strike on Tuesday 10th November, in a call for stricter Covid-19 health protocols in schools.
Five teaching unions, representing teachers in primary schools, secondary and lycée, called for a one-day nationwide strike on Tuesday, November 10th.
A representative for the Snes-FSU union told French TV channel BFM: “We must now go further to ensure the safety of staff, students and their families with measures for secondary schools – much forgotten in the ministerial announcements; a clear framework for the functioning of half classes; details on other elements of the health protocol, including cleaning and ventilation of rooms, which remain vague in the current protocol.”
The unions – FSU, FNEC-FP-FO, CGT, Educ’action, SNALC, SUD and SNCL-FAEN – which called for an end to work considers in particular that the “current situation requires the massive and urgent presence of personnel in the schools, colleges, high schools “. It asks the Ministry of National Education to “proceed immediately to the recruitment of staff, in particular by having recourse to the complementary lists of competitions”.