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French Students occupy Universities

France: Student protests over 'Anglo-Saxon' job laws

THOUSANDS of students marched through Paris and
blockaded universities
across France as their revolt against the Government
over a
controversial new youth employment law intensified.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has staked his
reputation, and
possibly his job, on a measure that aims to cut
rampant youth
unemployment with two-year contracts that enable
employers to sidestep
rigid French labour laws and fire young workers
without reason.

>From portland Indymedia: On march the 7th, 400.000
people demonstrated
against a new law concerning workers, CPE. CPE
"deregulates the job
market. CPE means e.g. anyone who gets a new job can
be fired within 2
years - at any day, without a cause... e.g. companies
will now be
allowed to let young employees work all night - if
they are at least
15... and so on. CPE makes workers lose many of their
rights...

All over France riots and Clashes with the
police....some protesters
heavily injured... In Toulouse protesters managed to
occupy
statesībuildings... 300 pupils stopped a high speed
train (TGV)... In
Marseille 5000 pupils attacked police and police
stations afters some
arrests of demonstrators... schools are occupied by
teachers and pupils,
e.g. le college de france, or a school in Lannion and
and and... in
Lille states bulindings were occupied...
France: Student protests over 'Anglo-Saxon' job laws

THOUSANDS of students marched through Paris and
blockaded universities
across France as their revolt against the Government
over a
controversial new youth employment law intensified.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has staked his
reputation, and
possibly his job, on a measure that aims to cut
rampant youth
unemployment with two-year contracts that enable
employers to sidestep
rigid French labour laws and fire young workers
without reason.

>From portland Indymedia: On march the 7th, 400.000
people demonstrated
against a new law concerning workers, CPE. CPE
"deregulates the job
market. CPE means e.g. anyone who gets a new job can
be fired within 2
years - at any day, without a cause... e.g. companies
will now be
allowed to let young employees work all night - if
they are at least
15... and so on. CPE makes workers lose many of their
rights...

All over France riots and Clashes with the
police....some protesters
heavily injured... In Toulouse protesters managed to
occupy
statesībuildings... 300 pupils stopped a high speed
train (TGV)... In
Marseille 5000 pupils attacked police and police
stations afters some
arrests of demonstrators... schools are occupied by
teachers and pupils,
e.g. le college de france, or a school in Lannion and
and and... in
Lille states bulindings were occupied...