The Demands of the Gillets Jaune to Macron in France

“The People’s directives” Demands made by the yellow vests in France.

The original source is in French but someone over at r/onguardforthee translated them into English.

•End of the tax hike on fuel.

•Promote the transport of goods by rail.

•Tax on marine fuel oil and kerosene.

•Monthly minimum wage at 1,300 euros net ($1947 CAD per month after taxes).

•Indexing of all wages, pensions and allowances to inflation.

•Nationalization of the fuel for home heating and electricity sectors.

•More progressive income tax (more marginal tax brackets).

•The end of the austerity.

•No withholding tax.

•Restoring the taxes for the ultra-wealthy.

•Same social security system for all workers, including the self-employed.

•The pension system must remain in solidarity and therefore socialized.

•No retirement pension below 1,200 euros ($1797/month CAD).

•Increase of disability allowances.

•Retirement at age 60, and a right to early retirement at 55 for workers who have worked a hard manual labour job.

•Continuation of the Pajemploi help system until the child is 10 years old.

•End of outsourcing of work for French corporations.

•Limit the number of fixed-term contracts for large companies, replaced with more full time employment.

•Maximum salary fixed at 15,000 euros [monthly] ($22469/month, or maximum annual salary of ~$270,000).

•Jobs for the unemployed.

•Any elected representative will be entitled to the median national salary.

•The popular referendum must enter into the Constitution. Creating a readable and effective site, supervised by an independent control body where people can make a proposal for a law. If this bill obtains 700,000 signatures then this bill will have to be discussed, completed and amended by the National Assembly, which will have the obligation, one year to the day after obtaining the 700,000 signatures, to submit it to the vote of all French.

•Return to a seven-year term for the President of the Republic.

•End of presidential allowances for life.

•Proportional voting system.

•Elimination of the Senate.

•Accounting of the protest/blank/none of the above ballots.

•Promote small businesses in villages and town centers. Stop the construction of large commercial areas around the big cities that kill the small business. More free parking in city centers.

•No further privatization of French infrastructure.

•Improved funding for the justice system, the police, the gendarmerie and the army.

•All the money earned by highway tolls will be used for the maintenance of motorways and roads in France and road safety.

•Immediate closure of private trains, post offices, schools and maternity homes.

•Maximum 25 students per class for all ages.

•Large corporations (McDonald’s, Google, Amazon, Carrefour …) pay big [taxes], small businesses (artisans, SMEs) pay small [taxes].

•Protect the French industry to prohibit outsourcing.

•End of the business tax credit. Use this money for the launch of a French hydrogen car industry.

•Eliminate credit card fees for merchants.

•Lower employers’ charges.

•Continue exemption of farm diesel.

•Improve the lives of the elderly, by banning exploitation and making money off the elderly.

•Substantial boosts in mental health fund.

•Prohibition of glyphosate.

•Immediate end to temporary foreign worker programs.

•Plan for improving insulation of housing (help the environment by helping the household).

•Rent control. More low-rent housing (especially for students and precarious workers).

•Treat the root causes of forced migration.

•Fair treatment of asylum seekers . We owe them housing, security, food and education. Work with the UN to have host camps open in many countries around the world, pending the outcome of the asylum application.

•Return of unsuccessful asylum seekers to their country of origin.

•Real integration policy is implemented. Living in France means becoming French (French language course, French history course and civic education course with certification at the end of the course).

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