An angry sentence.
This Saturday, the Renaissance deputy for Hauts-de-Seine, Claire Guichard, wished to apologize on Twitter to those accompanying students with disabilities (AESH) and to "those who were offended" by his comments made a few days earlier. .
“A local elected official committed to early childhood for 20 years, I know that AESH devote their lives to society.
My words yesterday may have led people to think that I am playing down the difficulties they are going through.
This is not the case.
Also, I apologize to those they hurt,” she wrote.
For this Macronist deputy, the AESH "choose their status to have Wednesdays and school holidays: they assume".
As a reminder, the average salary of accompanying persons for students with disabilities is €800 per month...#DirectAN pic.twitter.com/Cr2wz4s3CQ
— Parliamentary group La France Insoumise - NUPES (@FiAssemblee) January 27, 2023
For 24 hours, she had indeed found herself at the heart of a controversy after having spoken, during the Finance Committee, about AESH and retirement.
" Life is made of choices.
Personally, I know a lot of AESH, who are mothers who stopped working at one time to take care of their children.
They choose this status to have Wednesdays and school holidays, and they assume.
They are happy with what they are doing, stop victimizing the professions, ”she asks the other deputies of the commission.
The ulcerated left
Words that made the opposition jump, particularly the rebellious France.
Starting with the chairman of this Finance Committee, Éric Coquerel.
"I think we're going to go see AESH together, dear colleague, because their big demand is that their job be taken into consideration," he retorted.
Followed by his former boss at LFI, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who criticized, without it being known whether this is the case, Claire Guichard for never having gone to meet AESH to ask them to speak of their work.
"It's a job where you need more training," he said.
The supreme strength of a human being is his knowledge: the more one is open to it, the better one is with others.
The AESH therefore do vital work for society since it is a question of ensuring that all our little ones are really human beings.
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) January 28, 2023
And the re-elected boss of the PS, Olivier Faure, preferring to be ironic: “There are people who choose to be paid a pittance by vocation, that's for sure.
“When Clémentine Autain (LFI) uses the same tone:” Do we choose precariousness, lack of professional status, a salary below 1,000 euros?
It is a political choice!
Finally, among others, the LFI deputy William Martinet, considers that these remarks were "
proof of the disconnection of macronie with the world of work".
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A controversy that comes as the unions had denounced, three days before, that the AESH is "subject (es) to the general scheme and not to the civil servants' scheme" for their pension.
The CGT explaining in this press release that this reform, "the AESH, whose salaries are maintained at very insufficient levels and whose working conditions are degraded, will have to work longer for still low pensions".
Ironically, MP Claire Guichard is Gabriel Attal's alternate.
The Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts also spoke, this Friday, about the AESH.
In the columns of the regional daily La Provence, he considered that “it is essential work”.
“It is a job that remains precarious.
We increase the salary, we allow AESH to be able to work more to compensate for this, ”he said.