An attack on the solidarity-based system

Catherine Perret, Confederal Secretary of France's CGT
One must be absolutely modern. No hymns! Hold the ground gained. Arduous night! ~ Arthur Rimbaud, “A Season in Hell” In France, the pension regime associated with social security dates from the Liberation of Paris and was set up under the leadership of Ambroise Croizat, former Minister of Labour and trade unionist with the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), and based around the objectives of progress, solidarity, democracy and social transformation. Back then, the trade unions representing salaried workers were in charge of social ...
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