CGT

Spain: CGT acquitted of ‘ridiculing Catholicism’ with Procession of the Holy Pussy

Early this week a regional court told lawyers for the hardline Christian Advocates Association they would not be allowed to sue the anarcho-syndicalist CGT union for “offending the Catholic religion,” though a number of feminist organisers are still being targeted.

The religious group was attempting to tie CGT organisers to a “Feminist Aquelarre” (coven) gathering which took place at the same time as a CGT Labour Day… Continue reading

France: Tower occupation set to win migrant workers their right to stay

A stunning victory for migrant workers could be on the cards following a two-week occupation of Semmaris Tower in Paris by 105 people demanding they and 23 other comrades be regularised and given full rights at work.

The sans-papiers (lacking ID papers), who are organised with section 94 of the CGT union, have been holed up on the ground floor at Rungis market in the Chevilly-Larue commune … Continue reading

France: How union leaders destroyed the movement against El Khomri

A militant reflects on the struggle against the Socialist Party’s El Khomri law attacking working rights, which brought 1.2 million workers into the streets last year and sparked widespread resistance.

Unions played a key role last spring in the movement against the “work” law. But their political gymnastics of collaboration with the government cost us the fight. Let us organise ourselves now, autonomously, to control our political… Continue reading