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France: Labour law protesters block road to Clermont-Ferrand airport00:39

France: Labour law protesters block road to Clermont-Ferrand airport

France, Aulnat
June 1, 2016 at 08:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators blocked the road towards Clermont-Ferrand airport, in Aulnat, Wednesday, in protest to the 'El Khomri' labour law, which is currently waiting for a hearing in the French Senate.

Footage shows cars in a standstill, struggling to pass the blockade that demonstrators built, preventing access to the airport.

Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law,' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have said they will impose the labour reforms by decree after the government survived a recent vote of no-confidence.

The reforms will concern almost all aspects of the country's labour laws; easing conditions for employers to hire and fire workers. Firms will also have greater freedoms to reduce workers' pay and will be able to extend the working week from the current 35 hours to a maximum of 46 hours.

France: Labour law protesters block road to Clermont-Ferrand airport00:39
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Demonstrators blocked the road towards Clermont-Ferrand airport, in Aulnat, Wednesday, in protest to the 'El Khomri' labour law, which is currently waiting for a hearing in the French Senate.

Footage shows cars in a standstill, struggling to pass the blockade that demonstrators built, preventing access to the airport.

Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law,' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have said they will impose the labour reforms by decree after the government survived a recent vote of no-confidence.

The reforms will concern almost all aspects of the country's labour laws; easing conditions for employers to hire and fire workers. Firms will also have greater freedoms to reduce workers' pay and will be able to extend the working week from the current 35 hours to a maximum of 46 hours.