Faced with the Omicron surge and the new health measures imposed on schools as of Monday, January 3, several teachers’ unions have announced their intention to file strike notices.
In a statement released this Sunday, the SNES-FSU announced that it had filed a strike notice for the week of the start of the school year, called to be renewed “throughout the month of January”.
“The contradiction between the findings and the proposals is immense and the absence of solutions to secure schools confirms the little consideration that this government has for our education system in times of crisis,” he criticizes.
Likewise, “the absence of government announcements for colleges and high schools in the middle of the fifth wave, with a variant that circulates rapidly, is irresponsible”, considers this union.
A test campaign
In another press release, the CGT-Education demanded “an allocation of surgical masks and FFP2 must be made for all staff and students”.
The Sud Education Paris union has also joined the movement by submitting a strike notice from January 3 to March 5, 2022, wishing among other things to mobilize for “for means and a policy of protection of the health and safety of personnel and the population faced with the Covid-19 epidemic ”.
Nevertheless, part of the union demands were satisfied this Sunday during the announcements of the Minister of Education since they demanded the generalization of “a campaign of tests”. In fact, PCR, antigenic and self-testing tests will be systematized in the event of infection or a declaration of a contact case.