Tens of thousands take to the streets in Paris to protest Emmanuel Macron’s labour reforms

Tens of thousand of demonstrators turned out on the streets of Paris on Saturday to join firebrand far-Left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the latest day of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reforms of the labour code.

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  • Watchman

    “The centrist president [Macron] formally signed the labour decrees – making hiring and firing easier and giving companies more power over working conditions”.

    You wanted him, you got him, French voters.

  • Alain

    So the old France is still alive after all. So typical. First Macron is not a centrist, but then en la belle France anyone a tad to the right of pure communist is either “far-right” or if a bit less hated “centrist”. This sort of thing was tried before and all hell broke loose. How dare employers be able to fire incompetent workers, especially newly hired ones. As it stands if an employer hires a new employee who is soon found to be incompetent, the employer still cannot fire him or her. The employer is stuck with the dud for life.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Does this mean employers will be able to fire incompetent workers? Oh the humanity!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Macron has experienced the biggest and fastest drop in approval in French history. He went from 65% approval to the high 20’s in 8 weeks. Hollande left office with an 8% approval rating bit it took years to get there. By comparison Trump is in the low 40’s.

  • The left in France is deep, widespread and incurable.

    • Alain

      Indeed and it is nothing new.