Clashes erupt as French unions take to the streets against labour reform

Clashes erupt as French unions take to the streets against labour reform

Clashes erupted on Thursday as thousands of demonstrators protesting against a controversial labour law took to the streets of Paris and cities across France. The interior ministry said 32 people had been arrested in connection with the violence. France’s main CGT union estimated that 40,000 people had turned out to protest in Paris by mid-afternoon. […]

Hollande stands firm as unions vow to step up labour reform strikes

Hollande stands firm as unions vow to step up labour reform strikes

  He said the government’s top priority was to ensure the “normal functioning of the economy” in the face of the most severe industrial action in two decades, including blockades of oil refineries and fuel depots that have left petrol pumps running dry. While there were still long queues at filling stations in some parts […]