How Dutch farmers became the center of a global right-wing culture war
Radicalized by conspiracy theories, some far-right activists have supported farmers in the Netherlands in their campaign to stop plans to potentially shut thousands of farms in order to reduce harmful nitrogen emissions.The tall, affable and soft-spoken man is more likely found tending to 150 dairy cows at his farm in the windswept green flatness of the eastern Netherlands. A sixth-generation farmer on this land, he knows the name of each cow and that of its parents. The vast barn echoes to pop classics, including “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley.
© Philippe Lopez A Pole Employment stand in a "Job Center" in Bordeaux in February.
It is so indecent that you want to believe that the government has not controlled the date. Friday, Christmas Eve, the teams of Olivier Dussopt at the Ministry of Labor transmit a draft decree to the social partners on the details of application of future rules of unemployment insurance. And this, only two days after the promulgation of the law passed this fall in Parliament. Magic of regulatory provisions, unions discover in this text currently targeted by the Council of State than in addition to a reduction of 25% of the duration of compensation for new unemployed when the unemployment rate is - as today - Under the 9% at the national level, this duration during which the job seeker can benefit from an allowance will be amputated by 40% when the country is in a situation of "full employment", that is with an unemployment rate of 6% according to the executive decision.
Fauci extols effectiveness of vaccines in response to research requested by DeSantis
Former U.S. coronavirus chief Anthony Fauci has come out against Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis’ request for a state Supreme Court investigation into alleged irregularities in the COVID-19 vaccine. «I have no idea what he’s asking for. We have a vaccine that, without question, is highly effective and safe, and has saved literally millions of […]"I have no idea what he's asking for. We have a vaccine that, without question, is highly effective and safe, and has saved literally millions of lives," Fauci said during an interview with CNN.
The blow is so deceitful that he triggered the ire of the boss of the CFDT, Laurent Berger. "Discover in the draft decree an even harder provision for the unemployed without being discussed in consultation with the social partners. This is pure disloyalty on the part of the government and it is once again to hit the unemployed ", denounced on Twitter the secretary general of the first union of the country.
In a press release published on Saturday, his number 2, Marylise Léon, expressed her "amazement" and warns that the CFDT "will fight so that the precarious, the long -term unemployed and in particular the seniors do not undergo This new injustice ”. "This drastic and unprecedented drop in job seekers' rights will not improve their entry into the labor market and will only worsen the difficulties encountered by these people" , "she continues.
Long Covid patients can face a battle trying to claim benefits through their workplace disability insurance
Given some of the subjective symptoms of long Covid, there's no guarantee that a claim filed for short- or long-term disability insurance will be approved."I went for an easy hike, but by the end I was so winded that I couldn't walk back to my car," said Yada, who, pre-Covid, would have easily traversed the flat terrain near the beach. He had to call an Uber for the one-mile ride back to his parked car.
What is "consultation" worth if it is to decide rules without warning?
The government simply adapts a liberal dogma: if the unemployed do not work while jobs remain vacant, it is because they "benefit" of the unemployment insurance system. It is therefore necessary to harden the rules to put these lazy people back to work and France will regain full employment. Too bad for all the other applicants. Those who are struggling to find a job, have temporary personal or professional difficulties, cannot move to occupy a position. Those who have been ill -trained or overdiplômés and do not find in the professional sector to which they were intended and have - yes - need time to find or find a job in acceptable conditions. The executive does not even draw the lessons from its previous reform , a unédic of which has just provided a first disastrous assessment in terms of consequences on poverty : fewer and fewer compensated unemployed, especially among precarious employees, and a Significant drop in the amount of the allowance for half of those who touch one. Dramatic.
Bremen gets temporary children's outpatient clinic directly on the Brill
relief of the practices Bremen gets temporary children's outpatient clinic directly on the Brill © T - Online In order to relieve overcrowded pediatric practices, Bremen opens a children's outpatient clinic directly on the Brill. Pediatricians in Bremen raise the alarm: Seasonal diseases such as flu and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ensure overcrowded practices. A temporary children's outpatient clinic is therefore to be set up on the Brill, which could remain until March 18, 2023.
This new episode does - unfortunately - only to strengthen the little credibility that it is possible to grant to this executive when it rents the benefits of the "Social Dialogue" and its "Consultation method" . What is the point of bringing together the social partners, making them come regularly to Matignon or rue de Grenelle, to ask them to make proposals if, ultimately, the government uses implementing decrees to unilaterally impose provisions Even harder than those he had announced? How to understand such bad manners if not, once again, weaken unions? Matignon, the Elysée and the rue de Grenelle have not seen, with the yellow vests and still recently with the controllers' strike at the SNCF, that these intermediate bodies need to prove to the employees that they are useful for Run this “social democracy” so dear to Emmanuel Macron and Elisabeth Borne? How do they imagine approaching 2023 and the pension reform after such a provocation with regard to unions? It was recently written that the Head of State, despite what he said about it and what the former socialists of his camp sell, is not "social democrat" . We have a sad confirmation.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reminds Southwest Airlines CEO that thousands of stranded travelers are entitled to meal and hotel vouchers .
Pete Buttigieg told CNN that the Department of Transportation would hold Southwest accountable for its commitments to customers.Buttigieg told CNN that the Department of Transportation would hold Southwest accountable after he said the airline had promised the department in writing last summer that they would "take care of customers" during delays and cancellations.