Unions in public finance take action over restructuring


Trade unions representing workers in the public finance directorate (DGFiP) will be taking strike action on 10 May in protest at the continuing restructuring of the organisation and to defend workers’ rights and working conditions. The unions say that 30000 jobs have been cut since 2008 and a long-running process of restructuring has been carried out with digitalisation a key driver. They want a hold on restructuring and relocation and are concerned that the digital transformation and other changes are having a negative impact not just on the workforce but also on the quality of service. The unions want to see a number of issues addressed relating to staffing levels, telework, purchasing power and the public service mission of their work. Meanwhile, municipal workers in Nanterre in the west of Paris have been striking over restructuring and cuts to various bonuses allowances and leave entitlement. A demonstration is planned for 18 May.

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