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Latest update : 2016-06-24

Strikes and power: French unions take on government over labour laws

French workers and unions often spark headlines for their frequent strikes. In the past few months, there has been a series of walkouts over a government plan to reform labour laws. One of France's biggest unions, the CGT, has led the protests against a proposal to make it easier for firms to fire workers during a downturn. Who's winning the stand-off? Do strikes equal power in France?

Also in People & Profit this week:

  • Shipping news: A bigger and better Panama canal is opening up. Will it boost a beleaguered transport sector?
     
  • Public services in Puerto Rico are under pressure from a $70 billion debt mountain.

By Markus KARLSSON , Stephen CARROLL , Farah BOUCHERAK , Philip CROWTHER , Gallagher FENWICK

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