France -Civil servants strike over pay freeze -February 01, 2013

Civil servants across the country have protested against the pay freeze imposed on them by the government. The unions said that the lack of pay increase is particularly harsh on nearly a million civil servants who are earning the minimum wage. Civil Service Minister Lebranchu reacted she understands the situation is difficult, but added that there is no space in the budget for any wage increase.

English: http://www.news24.com/World/News/French-civil-servants-go-on-strike ...  

 

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