Academics strike over job status

“Universities throughout France are set to close tomorrow, Monday 2 February, with lecturers starting an unlimited strike unless the government withdraws proposals to change their statute of employment. President Nicolas Sarkozy enraged researchers further by describing the national system of research as ‘disastrous’. The government’s Universities’ Freedoms and Responsibilities Law (LRU) transfers control over staff recruitment, salaries and tenure to university managements … Under the legislation a contentious decree amends the 1984 law that fixed the statutory conditions covering employment of university personnel, giving university presidents the right in future to ‘adjust’ their conditions of service …” (more)

[Jane Marshall, University World News, 1 February]

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply