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La Confédération Française du Travail

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 'La Confédération Française du Travail' formally known as the CFDT was one of the main trade unions involved in the Grenelle accords between the 25-27th May. The union was heavily influenced by the Parti Socialiste Unifié or PSU and took part in he demonstrations held art the Charléty stadium in Paris. The CFDT was in opposition with the CFT and PCF through out the Grenelle negotiations with its support of the student movement. Their main demand was that of 'autogestion' or self management where 'the administrative monarchy must be replaced by administrative structures based on self management". This meant that the factories would be managed by the workers themselves. (Broder,D. 2008).

However this demand was seen to be unattainable and lead to a dead end in the Grenelle accords. The CFDT's opposition towards the CFT and PCF was undermined by their participation in the demonstrations at the Charléty stadium. The CFDT's absence from the demonstration held by the PCF and CGT further demonstrated the opposition held by the CFDT. The trade union was in support of the worker and student movements and did everything possible to keep them alive. (Schwartz,P. 2008)

 

Bibliography 

Broder, D., 2008. Class struggle in France May-June 1968 [online]. Alliance for Workers Liberty. Available at: http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2008/07/04/class-struggle-france-may-june-1968 [Accessed 22nd March 2018].

 Schwartz, P., 2008. 1968: The general strike and student revolt in France Part 2—The betrayal of the PCF and CGT [online]. World Socialist Web Site. Available at: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/05/may2-m29.html [Accessed 26th March 2018].

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