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France: 150,000 Protest Proposed Labor Reforms

HeadlineMar 18, 2016

And in France, as many as 150,000 students and union members participated in mass protests across the country over the government’s proposed labor reforms, which would lengthen the French work week and make it easier for bosses to fire employees. University student Arnaud Carbone spoke out.

Arnaud Carbone: “This is a law that will allow employers to do whatever they want with us and to decide our lives. And that’s simply not possible. Already, studies are a struggle. Today, students are struggling. Students are forced to get a job on the side, which makes them flunk out. We can’t allow them to worsen job instability.”

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