Posted on Jan. 15, 2020, 3:25 p.m.Updated on Jan 15, 2020 at 3:26 p.m.
Live video game, piano session, drawing or 3D sculpting… On
the Twitch platform,
streamers have been taking turns in front of their webcam for days to support mobilized employees
against pension reform.
Their collective, dubbed “The Stream Renewable”, has already collected more than 130,000 euros, which makes it the
fourth strike kitty
the most important.
Begun in December and temporarily interrupted during the holidays, the initiative “arose from a tweet suggesting a kind of Telethon to support the strike,” explains Quineapple, a 33-year-old youtuber responsible for the communication of the Streaming Conductor. “In two days, we got organized,” she explains.
A hundred volunteer videographers and technicians now participate in the chain, estimates Quineapple. These “streamers”, mostly from YouTube, discuss the news with humor. Debates, music, testimonies… They vary the content and can interact with the “chat” Internet users.
“The entry of young people into the struggle”
Donations collected via the uTip crowdfunding platform will be donated to the Interprofessional Fund of the Info’Com-CGT syndicate, the largest according to the Twitter account @caissedegreve which lists them.
“They have donated 103,444 euros for the moment (January 13), we will have the rest afterwards. But it is already the biggest donation we have received since the launch of the movement, ”says Romain Altmann, general secretary of the Info’Com-CGT union. He appreciates “the entry into the struggle of young people who challenge a reform in which they are said to have little interest”.
The videographers “stream” Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and during days of events. Until when ? “It will stop when they stop,” announces their Twitter account.