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The CFDT remains the leading private sector union

No earthquake in union representativeness: with 26.77% (+ 0.38 point) of the votes cast during the last cycle of professional elections, the CFDT indeed consolidates its position as the first union organization, which was delighted in 2017 at the CGT to the 14 million employees of the private sector.With 22.96%, the latter even shows a net decline (- 1.89 points), paying in particular the fact of not being present in many companies, while the CFDT not only benefits from a wider presence, but also because of its presence in more colleges (workers, employees and executives). Force Ouvrière, for its part, consolidated its third place (15.24%, - 0.36%).Since the reform of union representativeness in 2008, the union audience has in fact been calculated by adding the results ob...
DNA analysis proves the hieroglyphs of Egyptian tombs right about the true origin of watermelon
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DNA analysis proves the hieroglyphs of Egyptian tombs right about the true origin of watermelon

A comprehensive DNA analysis greenhouse grown plants representing all species and hundreds of varieties of watermelon, has located the origin of this fruit in wild crops in Northeast Africa. The study fixes a 90 year error which grouped watermelons in the same category as South African citron melon.Instead, the new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a Sudanese form with non-bitter whitish pulp, known as Kordofan melon (C. lanatus), is the closest relative of domesticated watermelons.Drawings in Egyptian tombsGenetic research is consistent with recently interpreted Egyptian tomb paintings which suggest that watermelon may have been eaten in the Nile ...
“The European Union must react without delay”
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“The European Union must react without delay”

How do you react to the latest study on carbon emissions from the Amazon?Nicolas Hulot: What is happening risks jeopardizing our chances of winning the climate battle for good. Because, to win it, there are two levers: reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and creating an alliance with the ecosystems that store greenhouse gases. Instead of reducing them, they should be increased. And what do we do? Exactly the reverse. Carbon sinks are transformed into carbon sources. This reversal is the cynical, pathetic and criminal demonstration of what not to do.Should we only blame the President of Brazil, whose policies have led to a marked acceleration in deforestation?N. H. : There will always be Machiavellian men. But what provokes my indignation is not so much what Jair B...
Unión was pure impotence and was eliminated by his draw in the classic against Colón
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Unión was pure impotence and was eliminated by his draw in the classic against Colón

Unión de Santa Fe was eliminated tonight from the Professional League Cup (LPF) by equaling 1-1 as a visitor to Colón, who had the pleasure of leaving his traditional adversary out of competition, while winning his group and now he waits for Talleres from Córdoba in the quarterfinals.The "Sabalero" team took the lead at 41 'of the first half with a goal from Rafael Delgado, while the "Tatengue" equalized at 11' of the complement by means of a penalty kick correctly sanctioned by the referee Ariel Penel, and executed by Juan Manuel García.In this way, Colón was left with Zone 1 by adding 25 points, with a difference of three over Estudiantes de La Plata, and kept the playing field of the Brigadier López stadium undefeated.Meanwhile, Unión left with the frustration ...
Bishop Aldo Giordano, new nuncio to the European Union
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Bishop Aldo Giordano, new nuncio to the European Union

A symbolic date for a choice which is no less so. On the eve of Europe Day, Pope Francis appointed, on Saturday May 8, a connoisseur of the mysteries of Brussels and Strasbourg to the post of nuncio to the European Union.Bishop Aldo Giordano, a 66-year-old Italian, was in fact Secretary General of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences and permanent observer of the Holy See at the Council of Europe. He succeeds Frenchman Alain Lebeaupin, who held these positions from 2012 to 2020, before retiring at the age of 75 and being appointed, on March 27, 2018, consultant to the section of relations with the States of the Secretariat of Vatican State.→ THE FACTS. Bishop Alain Lebeaupin, appointed consultant for pontifical diplomacyBishop Aldo Giordano arrives from Caracas,...
India and the European Union make a strategic rapprochement
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India and the European Union make a strategic rapprochement

India, devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic and increasingly threatened by its Chinese neighbor, is seeking support on the European side. During the European Union (EU)-India summit, held on Saturday, May 8 in Porto, Portugal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in power since 2014, intends to plead for the deepening of their relations. Above all, this meeting was to be an opportunity to relaunch trade negotiations between Europe and India, suspended eight years ago.Economy and human rightsAccording to corroborating sources, it is a "package" comprising three agreements that will be put on the table: one on trade (to promote free trade), one on investments (to facilitate access for Indian investors on the market). European market and vice versa) and one on protected geog...
The European Union, big absent from the television news
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The European Union, big absent from the television news

The report from the Jean Jaurès foundation is damning. Between 2015 and 2020, the European Union was the subject of only 3.6% of the subjects broadcast in the television news of the channels TF1, France 2, France 3, M6 and Arte. And yet, this figure would drop to only 2.5% without Arte, a European channel. This study, published on May 6, three days before Europe Day on May 9, shows that there is little to celebrate.→ ANALYSIS. The French want more Europe on televisionThe French know little about this institution which has an essential place in national politics. In addition, France is on the eve of occupying the seat of the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2022. For Fanny Hervo and Théo Verdier, the authors of the study, the Europea...
May 1: union demands deconfined
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May 1: union demands deconfined

Yes 1is May 2020 had to be virtual, first confinement requires, the 2021 edition, the day after Emmanuel Macron's announcements on the stages of deconfinement, marked the return to the streets of the unions and their demands. In a tense atmosphere due to the presence of thugs, especially in Paris, thousands of people marched in more than 300 cities in France.The CGT, FO, FSU, Solidaires, as well as the youth movements Unef and UNL, had signed a joint appeal to make this Saturday a "Day of mobilization and demonstrations", "For jobs, wages, public services, social protection, freedoms and peace in the world".→ READ. Covid-19: Emmanuel Macron details the stages of deconfinement“In the current context, it seemed important to us to mark the occasion a little more than usual,...
The CFTC claims its usefulness in the union landscape
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The CFTC claims its usefulness in the union landscape

This Saturday 1is May, Éloi Schneider will not parade. "The foresters, we are rather loners: we do not have too much this culture of parading under the flags with all the folklore", indicates the central union representative of the National Forestry Office (ONF), where the Christian union is in the majority. "We are less in the claim: we prefer to discuss and find solutions", continues the one who has just joined the CFTC for its culture of "Always negotiate before"."It is the contact that makes the adhesion""The previous delegate spent a lot of time coming to meet people and that's what attracted me", he says, convinced that"Today it is very difficult to get someone to adhere to a union ideology: it is the contact that makes the membership". Even if it means traveling hu...
The CFTC claims its usefulness in the union landscape
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The CFTC claims its usefulness in the union landscape

This Saturday 1is May, Éloi Schneider will not parade. "The foresters, we are rather loners: we do not have too much this culture of parading under the flags with all the folklore", indicates the central union representative of the National Forestry Office (ONF), where the Christian union is in the majority. "We are less in the claim: we prefer to discuss and find solutions", continues the one who has just joined the CFTC for its culture of "Always negotiate before"."The previous delegate spent a lot of time coming to meet people and that's what attracted me", he says, convinced that"Today it is very difficult to get someone to adhere to a union ideology: it is the contact that makes the membership". Even if it means traveling hundreds of kilometers during his delegation ...