Protestors have blocked nuclear power plants in the next stage of national demonstrations against President Francois Hollande's labor law reforms.
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.
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.
Emmanuel Macron's plans to make France's labor market more competitive have been decried by critics as the "mother of all reforms." DW looks at how the president plans to overhaul the country's stringent labor laws.
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.
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