These teachers demonstrated Tuesday in Clermont-Ferrand against the pension reform. - Twitter screenshot
- Tuesday, teachers demonstrated in front of the rectorate of Clermont-Ferrand against the pension reform.
- They threw textbooks over the grid of the institution.
- This gesture sparked controversy. The teachers used old textbooks well.
Did teachers throw textbooks still usable over the racks of a rectorate, Tuesday? This is what some internet users thought they understood from videos broadcast by the CGT Educ'action 63 (Puy-de-Dôme).
On January 14, teachers met to demonstrate outside the gates of the Clermont-Ferrand rectorate. A pile of school books was placed there. Some of them then seized it and threw it over the racks of the rectorate. The action was filmed by CGT Educ'action 63.
# STOPlycéeBlanquer # greve14janvier #reformedesretraites #ClermontFerrand pic.twitter.com/QT1xBKJy9r- CGT Educ'action 63 (@ CgtEduc63) January 14, 2020
The images have been taken up by Internet users who are indignant at this gesture. Laurent Alexandre, surgeon, founder of the Doctissimo.fr site and essayist, launched on his Twitter account: “To protest against the pension reform, CGT professors screw up textbooks. Then we are surprised that parents prefer private schools. "
In a second widely distributed tweet, a surfer who uses the pseudonym "Iouri Andropov KGB" writes in a comment on the video: "CGT union teachers who destroy textbooks by throwing them at the rectorate. Sad symbol. Are there plans to make these fanatics pay for the destroyed books? "
The textbooks used by the teachers were old school books. "No manual that can be used has been thrown away," explains to 20 Minutes Elena Blond, secretary of the CGT Educ'action de l'Allier and member of the union's national office. These books "belonged to teachers," she says. The watchword for the demonstration was to bring "old textbooks", as announced by the union on Twitter.
On photos published by the union and by a support account for “red pens” (teachers claiming better working conditions), we can distinguish a third year SVT manual dating from 2012 or a history manual for the L, ES and S terminals which dates from 2008.
The teachers protested Tuesday against the pension reform. Their action flourished: Wednesday and Thursday, in Caen, Rennes or Lille, teachers reproduced this gesture.
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