Storm over Macron jibe at staff protesting plant lay-offs


French President Emmanuel Macron, visiting an industrial site in central France where jobs are to be cut, used strong language to suggest that protesting workers would do better to abandon militant campaigns and apply for jobs at a nearby factory where staff are needed, prompting accusations that he showed contempt for the plight of those made redundant.

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has been criticised after he was filmed accusing disgruntled workers of preferring to stir up “bloody chaos” rather than find jobs, weeks after he called critics of his labour reforms “slackers”, reports The Guardian.