French employers welcome the plans. But on the streets the mood is very different. Many feel workers’ rights are being compromised. For Francois Hollande, these are high-stakes reforms.
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.
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France's latest plans to reform the labor market don't seem to trigger a huge backlash from the country's unions. Economists say that's because they don't go far enough.
Nationwide strikes are being held in France to reject a government reform which would relax the 35-hour working week and other labor rules. Public transport, hospitals and schools have all been affected.
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