France - Demonstration and industrial action in protest of public sector reforms - June 1, 2019

The nine largest trade unions of the country, including the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) and the Workers' Force (FO), have jointly organised a nationwide strike action on 9 May 2019. With the strike action the unions protested against 120,000 job cuts in the public sector and other deep changes to the countries’ public sector that the government wants to put into effect. In addition to job cuts, medical workers are angry at changes to public hospital financing. Teachers are angry at hiring changes they say will add to workloads. Air traffic controllers were also involved in the strike action leading to the cancellation of about 30% of the scheduled flights.

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