Paris was once again rocked by street protests against the government's controversial labor reforms. The labor minister had aimed to make labor rules more flexible, but unions think little of the planned changes.
France's least popular recent government wants to slay the country's most sacred political cow. With 14 months before a presidential election, incumbent Hollande faces opposition from his own party and on the streets.
Not only are low-wage jobs still being affected by Germany's "Agenda 2010" labor reforms. Highly-qualified workers are also being negatively impacted. Will the September election change anything?
Truckers blocked roads across France while radical groups brawled with the police, kicking off the week of protests against government's labor reform. President Hollande said he would "not back down" on the bill.
Unions and youth organizations in France have called for a day of protest against the government's push to overhaul the labor market. The scheduled demonstrations coincide with a long-distance rail strike.
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