Keyword: public sector

Public sector workers hold nationwide protests against Macron reforms

French public sector workers held a one-day strike on Tuesday against reforms planned by President Emmanuel Macron's government, which include the shedding of 120,000 jobs, notably disrupting transport, educational and energy services in a third day of action that also saw 130 demonstrations across the country.  

French public sector employees in nationwide strikes and protests

State sector employees, and notably railway workers, staged one-day strikes and demonstrations across France on Thursday in protest at planned government reforms that will see spending cuts and job reductions and which President Emmanuel Macron's government intends introducing by decree and without parliamentary debate.

The public sector strike in France: which services will be affected

The one-day strike of public sector employees in France against government reforms on Thursday will disrupt many services, and FRANCE 24 has drawn up a guide to which sectors will be hardest hit.

Massive public sector strike in France on Thursday

Unions have called an across-the-board strike by public sector employees on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reform programme, in a key test of strength that is likely to severely affect transport, education, hospital and administrative services in particular.  

UPDATE: French unions claim 400,000 protest public sector cuts

During a one-day strike on Tuesday by French public sector workers over pay and budgetary cuts, a move aligning all nine public sector staff unions together for the first time in ten years, street protests across town and cities in France drew more than 400,000 people according to trades unions - and half that number according to interior ministry estimations.

French public sector workers stage one-day strike

Hospital staff, teachers and air traffic controllers were among millions of employees from the French public sector staging a one-day strike on Monday in protest over pay and budgetary restrictions, and notably a wage freeze for certain categories introduced by Presuident Emmanuel Macron, with street demonstrations held in several major towns and cities.

French public sector workers 'take one month off beyond annual leave'

Think tank study of public servants in 25 cities found they missed work an average 26 days per year, three times more than private sector staff.