During ten years, I have been a member of SNTRS-CGT (Trade union of the workers of scientific research), were I devoted myself to the local activities of the Polytechnique local section and took part to the executive commission of SNTRS. I was also for a short time a member of the executive commission of UGICT-CGT (Union of engineers, executives and technicians), which gave me a disappointing view of the confederation headquarters at Montreuil. One will find below my resigning letter.
At the end, I was convinced to leave SNTRS after a bad surprise when I was an elected member of the CAP (an administrative structure composed of an equal member of trade-unionists and administration representatives) which had to consider the case of Serge Thion, a colleague fired for his negationist activities. A leaflet taking position against his dismissal was distributed by some members of the national commission of SNTRS, without even asking our advice. Fortunately, they were just a minority, but it was enough for me. I was tired of the burden of confederation structures and bureaucrats, more concerned by survival strategies conditioned by their relations with Government or employers than devoted to their mission.
I keep the satisfaction of having met real militants and of having sometimes contributed to help some colleagues, mostly in CAP.
Quelques problèmes des mathématiques au CNRS, Bulletin de la Recherche Scientifique, no 299, SNTRS-CGT, ORSAY, février 1993, p. 7-10.
Réflexions sur la politique scientifique, Bulletin de la Recherche Scientifique, no 326, SNTRS-CGT, ORSAY, février-mars 1996, p. 9-12.
Contribution aux journées d'étude sur la politique scientifique et réflexion en vue du congrès (PDF), Bulletin de la Recherche Scientifique, no 328, SNTRS-CGT, ORSAY, mai 1996, p. 19-20.
Matériaux bons marché pour une analyse critique du kitsch syndical, retour de la CE de l' UGICT-CGT, Montreuil, 12 juin 1998.
Lettre de démission de la Commission Exécutive de l'UGICT-CGT (PDF), , Paris, 14 décembre 1998.
Éthique scientifique, éthique syndicale, Lise Caron et François Ollivier, élus à la CAP no 2 du CNRS (Chargés de Recherche), Bulletin de la Recherche Scientifique, no 369, SNTRS-CGT, VILLEJUIF, novembre-décembre 2000, p. 27-31.