Local actions and call to strike from March 20 to April 2, 2023

Renewal of the call until Sunday April 2, 2023

Since last week, the movement against the pension reform has evolved. The number of actions is increasing, new industries are joining the strike movement… while the government is sinking into its silence.

The government’s contempt, which dares to claim that the pension reform project is already beyond us, is matched only by the wave of repression it has unleashed. By resorting to illegal actions and letting the police unleash a storm of violence, it has expanded the scope of the ongoing movement.

In addition to obtaining the withdrawal of the pension reform, we must now broadly reject the permanent use of violence by the political system in place and demand in particular: the cancellation of measures to weaken unemployment insurance the withdrawal of the racist immigration law project, the withdrawal of the dystopian surveillance measures planned for the 2024 Olympics, the banning of giant retention basins projects and the dissolution of the BRAV-M.

In order to keep up the pressure and to allow video game workers to continue to mobilise in demonstrations and locally on various actions and picket lines, on March 25 the STJV decided to renew this call for strike action until Sunday April 2, 2023 included.

The STJV is particularly calling for strikes and demonstrations on Tuesday 28 March all over France, to support the campaigns mentioned above and to reinforce the picket lines of requisitioned industries. The STJV will be officially present at several demonstrations.

Isolated and increasingly entrenched in its authoritarianism, the French government has once again activated article 49.3 of the constitution to forcibly pass the pension reform.

Deaf to the demonstrations, polls, unions, MPs, petitions, and the general population… it leaves us with no other choice than to take it to the next level and mobilise massively simultaneously through strikes, demonstrations and blockades.

As a result, and to continue the movement launched on March 7, the Syndicat des Travailleurs et Travailleuses du Jeu Vidéo is calling for strike actions in the video game industry from March 20 to 26 included to demand the cancellation of the reform and a reduction of working hours and years.

At the national level, the STJV will be present at the demonstrations on Thursday 23 March. But we encourage video game workers, job seekers, pensioners and students to take advantage of this call to mobilise immediately in companies and general assemblies, to join the local actions that will take place all over France during this period and to support other industries on their picket lines and blockades.

This call covers the STJV’s field of action in the private sector, and therefore applies to any person employed by a video game publishing, distribution, services and/or creation company, whatever their position or status and whatever their company’s area of activity (games, consoles, mobile, serious games, VR/AR, game engines, marketing services, streaming, derivative products, esports, online content creation, etc.), as well as to all teachers working in private schools in video game-related courses. As this is a national strike call, no action is necessary to go on strike: just don’t come to work.

For those who cannot go on strike, it is also possible to participate via the STJV strike fund.

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