Trains, Flights Grounded As Strikes Challenge Macron Across France

27 March, 2018, 17:26 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Alexey Druzhinin  Presidential press service  TASS

So far Macron's government appears to be betting that the strike will ease once the overhaul is implemented by decree, shortly after a four-day debate in parliament starting April 9. The protest was mostly peaceful, although localized scuffles broke out between some protesters and riot police using tear gas and water cannons.

In rolling out the measures, Trump had tweeted his displeasure with European nations, calling them "wonderful countries who treat the USA very badly on trade".

He also called on the government to accelerate dialogue on the reform of public services such as state-run railway operator SNCF.

That has led the government, which overhauled labor laws past year and is crafting a series of other reforms to unemployment insurance and training, to say it will stand by its plans, while keeping a close eye on protests.

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Nursing staff and employees of retirement homes protest during a nationwide strike demanding increased pay and benefits, in Paris, France, on January 30.

Air France said shorter flights would be the most affected, with one in four cancelled at Charles de Gaulle and one in three flights at Orly, while all long-haul flights were now expected to operate.

"It's a real mess", said Didier Samba, who missed his morning commuter train to Paris' suburbs and had more than an hour's wait for the next.

Civil servants are also expected to protest a string of reforms - including planned cuts to public-sector headcount by 2022 - on Thursday, with hospital workers and teachers joining some 140 demonstrations around the country.

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The company workers plan to strike for 12 days per month from April through June. Electricity generation dropped by more than three gigawatts, the equivalent of three nuclear reactors, as those workers joined the strike in sympathy.

Voters think French president is launching 'too many reforms, ' according to new poll. Union leaders say planned consultations on the details are just window dressing.

He was also suspected, without any certainty, of having travelled to Syria, Le Parisien said, adding that the family flat, where he would have been living with his parents and three or four sisters, was raided by police on Friday afternoon.

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a joint press conference with Germany's chancellor at the Eylsee presidential Palace in Paris Thomson Reuters PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's government plans to tighten controls on the unemployed and increase penalties against those who fail to look hard enough for a job, the labor ministry and union leaders said on Monday.

Russian Federation says over 105000 civilians have left Syria's Ghouta
Khodr noted that such deals are part of a military tactic that has been used by the Syrian government in the past seven years. The agreement will involve clearing a southern stretch of territory that includes the towns of Zamalka , Arbin and Ain Tarma.

Government officials may also have in mind the fact that what would turn into the May 1968 revolt - throwing France into turmoil for weeks - started 50 years ago to the day.

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