Exasperated by the waltz of health protocols linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, teachers and staff of the National Education are called to stop work this Thursday to protest against the government’s management of the health crisis in schools . All the teachers’ unions, as well as the inspectors of the National Education or the heads of establishments, called for demonstrations. The high school movements FIDL, MNL and La Voix lycéenne, as well as the FCPE, the first organization of parents of pupils, have also joined the movement, the latter urging parents not to drop their children off at school. A mobilization qualified as“historical” by SNUipp-FSU, the first primary school union.
Thousands of demonstrators all over France
In nursery and elementary schools, 38.5% of teachers responded to the union’s call announced the Ministry of National Education at midday. The SNUipp-FSU had mentioned 75% of strikers. In middle and high schools, 62% of teachers have stopped work, according to the Snes-FSU who counted 80% of strikers among the AED [assistants d’éducation] and supervisors. For its part, the ministry reported 23.73% of striking teachers in secondary.
Processions marched across France. In Reims, in the Marne, 700 teachers, National Education staff accompanied by students demonstrated between the House of Trade Unions and the rectorate. In Belfort, in the Territoire de Belfort, 300 people gathered in front of the academic inspectorate and signs “fed up with being despised” were placed in front of the building. In Clermont-Ferrand, in Puy-de-Dôme, more than 1,200 demonstrators marched behind the slogan “We want mistresses”. A delegation was also received by the rector of the Academy.
In Saint-Étienne, in the Loire, a thousand demonstrators gathered in front of the labor exchange, with slogans such as “Macron Blanquer, it doesn’t work”, “means for the school” or “respect for personnel”. In Marseille, in the Bouches-du-Rhône, 2,200 people marched in the morning. They were more than 1,200 in the streets of Tours (Indre-et-Loire) according to the unions, nearly 1,500 in the two Charentes, at least 600 in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes, 700 in Avignon, in the Vaucluse and as many in Laval in Mayenne.
Health protocols “discovered on TV”
“In twenty years of management, this is the first time that I have been passed “, told a school principal from the Pyrénées-Orientales to France Bleu Roussillon. “My head is under water, lost in the protocols we see on TV. ”