Union launches petition to reduce number of contract workers in public sector

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In response to a statement by President Sarkozy that contract workers in the public sector would gradually be given civil servant status, the CGT public services federation has launched a petition supporting this demand. The petition also calls for any contract worker to be reinstated if their contract has been terminated since 1 January. The CGT says that there are around 840,000 contract workers in the public sector with some 30% of workers in local and regional government working on contracts rather than civil service status. The union wants to see an end to the lower pay, poorer conditions and precariousness suffered by these workers.
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