A teachers' strike on Monday opens what is expected to be a contentious week of labour unrest in France. Hundreds of protests are planned for Tuesday to rally against pension reform but new polls suggest the unions should proceed carefully.
One week after the opening of the school year, college and high school teachers across France stayed at home on Monday as part of a one-day strike to protest against working conditions. The move by the country’s two largest teachers' unions opens what is expected to be a volatile week ahead of Tuesday’s national strike organised by French labour unions.
Union organisers hope to mobilize millions of people at rallies across the country to protest against the government’s proposed pension reforms. The new plan is to be submitted to Parliament on Tuesday by embattled Labour Minister Eric Woerth, who has been tarnished by his involvement with the L’Oreal heiress scandal.
Date created : 2010-09-06