François Chérèque, courageous trade unionist

DISAPPEARANCE – The former boss of the CFDT died on Monday at the age of 60 following a long illness.

When a leading figure dies, there is a concert of praise immediately. To honor his memory and his work. This is what happened on Monday “following a long illness”. A cancer against which this eternal optimist fought for two years, convinced that he was, at the end of the day, capable of defeating him. “It will be long but I believe in it and I am in good spirits,” he confessed in mid-June, after having relapsed and handed over all the mandates (in particular the presidencies of the Civic Service Agency and the Terra Nova Foundation) that ‘he had accepted, to continue to be useful, after his departure from the CFDT in November 2012. I am going back this time, with a real hope of real recovery. “

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