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Latest update : 2017-09-12

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

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It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel Macron's labour reform. Macron had so far enjoyed a honeymoon period made easier by splintered opposition on the left and right. We ask about his plan, the cap on severance pay, the review of collective bargaining and whether it's the right medicine for a nation with double the unemployment rate of Britain or Germany.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Theodora LOULOUDIS and Laure FOURQUET.

By François PICARD

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Pierre HABBARD

Senior policy advisor,Trade Union Advisory Committee

Antoine LEAUMENT

Communications head, Jean Luc Mélenchon

Patrick THIEBART

Labour and employment law partner, JeantetAssocies

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2018-09-19 Debate

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2018-09-18 Debate

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2018-09-13 Debate

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