The teachers’ strike promises to be very popular in Ile-de-France. If the Snuipp-FSU, the first primary union, predicted that 75% of primary school teachers would walk out across France, they should be as many in Ile-de-France. In detail, the union foresees 75% strikers in Paris, 80% in Hauts-de-Seine, 75% in Seine-Saint-Denis, 65% in Val-de-Marne and 60% in Val-d ‘Oise. Nationally, he estimates that one in two schools will be closed.
The Snuipp-FSU launched last Friday a call for a national strike for Thursday in order to “obtain the conditions of a safe school under Omicron”. He was joined by most of the other teachers’ unions, SE-Unsa, Snes-FSU, Snalc, CGT Educ’action, SUD Education, FO and Sgen-CFDT.
Jean-Michel Blanquer targeted
“This historic mobilization by its magnitude over the last twenty years is not” a strike against the virus “but illustrates the growing fed-up in schools”, writes the union in a press release. The Snuipp-FSU denounces “deteriorating working conditions” and “the permanent lies of the Minister of Education”, Jean-Michel Blanquer, who had launched Tuesday morning: “We do not go on strike against a virus”.
“In the Seine-Saint-Denis department, more than one in two schools will be closed this Thursday, January 13. For two years now, we have been calling for protective measures (CO2 sensors, surgical masks, FFP2 masks, air purifier, etc.), additional staff, to help teachers exercise their profession ”, indicates the Snuipp-FSU, asking“ for immediate responses to secure schools ”.