Students said that the unprecedented 24-hour strike by ex-ENA students to protest the "chaotic” conditions of his schooling was being "massively followed" on Thursday. They also mentioned "85%" of the strikers in a press release.
"The management of INSP (the National Institute of Public Service that succeeded the ENA on Jan 1, editor's notice) informed us of their desire to begin negotiations," continues the promotion Germaine tillon, who has 82 students.
Strikers also stated their desire to "give a shot to the ongoing discussions". Thursday night will see a new general assembly for promotion to discuss "follow-up to the movement on basis of the progress in the negotiations".
They strongly condemned their "training conditions" in a column entitled "The reforming of the senior management of State threatens the very attractiveness the public service" at Le Monde.
"Today, it is the very attraction of the public service that's in danger," lamented these future senior civil servants. They were referring to a "succession" of reforms implemented in an "impulsive and uncoordinated" way.
This social movement at ENA is unprecedented since 1991 when students occupied Paris school premises to protest its move to Strasbourg.
This protest follows that of French diplomats who on June 2 stopped working to protest against reforms they feel endanger French diplomacy. It was also the first such protest in decades.