France - Massive protest against labour law reform continues - April 30, 2016

Trade unions and student groups and marched in Paris and other large cities against a planned labour reform they say will worsen working conditions and increase unemployment. The reform would put almost all aspects of the country's strictly codified labour relations up for negotiation. The trade unions see the law as a ‘complete reversal’ of the existing labour laws that will make it easier for struggling companies to fire workers. The anger over the reforms has spawned a protest movement dubbed ‘Up All Night’ that is taking over city squares, with young people gathering until dawn demanding social change.

English: http://www.france24.com/en/20160409-protesters-keep-pressure …

http://www.thelocal.fr/20160410/fresh-violence-in-protests-over-french-labour-reforms   

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