State restructuring and trade union realignment: The pensions struggle in France
Gordon, Alex; Mathers, Andrew
May 2003 saw millions of French workers take to the streets over the issue of pensions, in mobilisations that the financial press presented as a peculiarly French summer ritual (Graham, 2003). Yet a look behind the news shows that the fight over pensions marks an important phase in a fierce and protracted class struggle over the restructuring of the welfare state’a struggle occurring across Europe. Pension reform precipitated a general strike in Greece in 2001, and in 2003 it provoked the first national strike in Austria since 1950. Even staff at the European Commission staged a walkout in May 2003, to protest against cuts in pension entitlement. © 2004, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.
Gordon, A., & Mathers, A. (2004). State restructuring and trade union realignment: The pensions struggle in France. Capital and Class, 28(2), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/030981680408300102
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2004|
|Journal||Capital & Class|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||trade union realignment, pensions, France, state restructuring|
|Additional Information||Additional Information : Mathers was the lead author for this article. The ordering of the names was done on an alphabetic basis.|
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