French Public Employee Unions Strike over Job Cuts, Sick Pay

HeadlineOct 10, 2017
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In France, all nine unions representing the country’s public employees are on strike today, protesting government plans to lay off 120,000 people and roll back sick leave while cutting take-home pay. The strike by some 5.4 million workers shuttered public schools in Paris and led airlines to cancel about a third of all flights across the country.

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