Matignon Agreements (1936)

Matignon Agreements (1936)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Matignon Agreements (French: Accords de Matignon) were signed on June 7, 1936, at one o'clock in the morning, between the CGPF employers trade union confederation, the CGT trade union and the French state. They were signed during a massively followed general strike initiated after the election of the Popular Front in May 1936, which had led to the creation of a left-wing government headed by L on Blum (SFIO). Also known as the "Magna Carta of French Labor," these agreements were signed at the H tel Matignon, official residence of the head of the government, hence their name. The negotiations, in which participated Beno t Frachon for the CGT, Marx Dormoy (SFIO) as under-secretary of state to the President of the Council, Jean-Baptiste Lebas (SFIO, Minister of Labour), had started on June 6 at 3 PM, but the pressure from the workers' movement was such that the employers' confederation quickly accepted the unions' terms. A general strike had been initiated in Le Havre on 26 May, accompanied by factory occupations to prevent lock outs, and had quickly spread to all of France.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136620251
  • 9786136620251