On Thursday 27 January striking students and teachers from my lycée (state secondary school) joined other demonstrators in Albi to protest at the lack of consideration for the health of teaching staff and students. Other similar demonstrations took place all over France. We marched behind a banner saying: “Mobilisons nous pour nos droits et notre avenir (Let’s mobilise for our rights and our future)”.
- This was the second major walkout in the state education sector in January against the increasingly detested Macron government, which: has failed to ensure adequate protection against Covid infection for teachers and students alike; has not provided enough testing; and has failed to provide replacement cover for teachers falling ill. These failings have led to a severe disruption of classes.