Report submitted into future of France’s national health service | AFP

Nicole Notat, former boss of the CFDT union who has been in charge of piloting the “Ségur de la santé” – a two-month consultation on France’s national health service in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic – officially submits her report to the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

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CGT leader Martinez arrives in Matignon for meeting with French PM Castex | AFP

After the CFDT and FO trade unions and the federation of French businesses (Medef), it was the turn of CGT Secretary General Philippe Martinez to be welcomed to Matignon for talks with new Prime Minister Jean Castex. IMAGES

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French PM welcomes trade unions to Matignon | AFP

CFDT general secretary Laurent Berger is one of the first ‘social partners’ welcomed to Matignon by new French prime minister Jean Castex in what is seen as a prelude to the reopening of sensitive discussions on pensions and unemployment insurance. IMAGES

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France unveils committee chosen to oversee hospital consultations | AFP

France’s health minister unveils the committee chosen to oversee the consultations aimed at improving working conditions in the public health sector. Leading the discussions for the so-called ‘Ségur de la Santé’ is Macron campaign supporter and former CFDT union leader Nicole Notat. The will tackle topics such as wages, recruitment and hospital resources. IMAGES

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Union leader arrives for fresh talks with French govt. over pension reform standoff | AFP

CFDT Secretary General Laurent Berger meets with French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and other key officials for crunch talks about a hotly contested pension overhaul that has sparked the country’s longest rail strike in history. IMAGES

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Health professionals protest French pension reform | AFP

The CFDT union joins the other unions for a third day of mobilisation against French pension reform. With the CFTC and Unsa, it is taking to the streets not against the principle of merging the 42 existing pension schemes into a universal system – the objective of president Emmanuel Macron’s government – but to improve the content of the project. IMAGES

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