The Euro 2016 soccer championship kicks off in just a few days time. But, ahead of the tournament, there’s little sense of euphoria. In fact, many parts of the country are in the grip of chaos.
French unions have called for new protests to President Macron's proposed labor reforms. Unions and political opponents are turning up pressure on the leader, who is facing major resistance for the first time.
Even after some 200,000 people took to the streets, French PM Philippe said the government will push ahead with reforms the "French people asked for." The proposed changes were part of what got President Macron elected.
Four months after French President Emmanuel Macron was elected, workers have held a day of protests against changes to strict labor laws. The hard-left CGT union has called for workers to stage walkouts.
Nine public sector unions are engaged in a one-day strike to protest Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms. Schools, hospitals and transport are being affected.
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