French public sector workers in nationwide protests against jobs cull

Nationwide street protests called by public sector workers' unions against government plans to reduce 120,000 jobs by 2022 drew between around 110,000-250,000 demonstrators according to, respectively, interior ministry estimates and those of unions, ahead of draft legislation due to be debated before parliament next week.

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French civil servants protested on Thursday against a proposed government bill supposed to “modernise” their status which the National Assembly is scheduled to examine on May 13th, reports FRANCE 24.