French President Emmanuel Macron came to office on a promise to reform the economy — especially state enterprises with entrenched interest groups. A majority of the population still backs him in his battle against the railway unions.
France's public sector is on strike, with workers nationwide protesting cuts to labor protections proposed by Emmanuel Macron. Unions call the president's plans an attack on civil servants and their economic security.
French railway workers are continuing their series of two-day protest strikes against the reform plans of President Emmanuel Macron. But a slight majority of the French people seem to be siding with the government.
Demonstrations have turned violent in France as people protest against reforms to labor laws. President Emmanuel Macron is overhauling the state-owned railway network to rein in massive debt accumulated by the company.
The French government has raised the pressure on Air France managers and unions, saying the state won't come to the carrier’s rescue as it grapples with worker strikes and a leadership vacuum.
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