French Trotskyists Under the Occupation 1944

For Free Meal Breaks

Source: La Vérité, May 26, 1944;
Translated: for by Mitchell Abidor;
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Junkers (15th arrondissement) – The factory works through the night. Management refuses free meals. And so, on the night Thursday to Friday May 19 after the meal break the workers didn’t go back to work. A strike of an hour and a half and their demand is met.

Unfortunately the movement is still lacking in unity. The return to work was carried out in a disorderly fashion. A worker was fired for having answered that he was on strike and the workers didn’t intervene.

The factory must be organized into clandestine worker groups.