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.
The reforms sweep aside the loose labor laws from the previous government. It fulfills a major campaign pledge of the new populist government.
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.
The protesters oppose sweeping changes to France's labor code, which make it easier to lay off workers. But Macron defends his reforms, saying they're needed to bring down France's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
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.
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