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France: Thousands demonstrate in Paris against proposed labour reforms

France, Paris
October 8, 2015 at 17:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Thursday against proposed government labour market reforms. The legislation proposed by Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of Economy and Finance, has been condemned by French unions as "threatening the labour code and social gains".

The protest was called by several unions (CGT, FSU and Solidaires) in defense of their members' wages and employment.

Eric Sueur, Regional president of the FSU, said: "We recall simply that the wage question arises today as the richest are getting richer and the distribution of wealth is a subject that we cannot talk about. The government has made a "blackout" of the topic, we want to put this to the front of the debate.

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Thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Thursday against proposed government labour market reforms. The legislation proposed by Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of Economy and Finance, has been condemned by French unions as "threatening the labour code and social gains".

The protest was called by several unions (CGT, FSU and Solidaires) in defense of their members' wages and employment.

Eric Sueur, Regional president of the FSU, said: "We recall simply that the wage question arises today as the richest are getting richer and the distribution of wealth is a subject that we cannot talk about. The government has made a "blackout" of the topic, we want to put this to the front of the debate.

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