‘Hot autumn’ looms as militants fight Macron’s union reforms

3 Sep 2017 Ferado

FRANC: There was a mood of defiant bravado against Emmanuel Macron’s new labour laws at the trade union headquarters on a street running up from the docks to the refineries and factories that make Le Havre a bastion of French organised labour.

“Look at Britain, where Margaret Thatcher made such reforms and you’ve ended up with insecurity and zero-hours contracts — that’s where the government wants to drag us,” said Reynald Kubecki, a militant union leader.

A wave of demonstrations, strikes and days of action has been promised by Kubecki’s hard-left union, the General Confederation of

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