French workers’ mass anti-austerity fight

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This video from the USA says about itself:

French Labor Protests Shut Down Eiffel Tower – Newsy

31 March 2016

Transcript:

The Eiffel Tower was shut down Thursday as a national strike against labor reforms reportedly left the monument with too little staff.

The new labor proposals don’t aim to completely undo the current 35-hour work week. However, the new legislation would let companies schedule workers up to 48 hours a week, and allow for 60-hour weeks in extreme circumstances.

Two hundred demonstrations were expected to occur across the country. The protests follow smaller union and student protests that erupted in violence last week.

As of mid-March, more than 3.5 million people in France were unemployed.

A recent poll found more than half of French citizens said reform is needed. But another poll found 58 percent of French citizens oppose the reforms currently offered.

These proposals are even…

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