French public sector workers strike against Macron’s reforms

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Nine ùnions representing 5.4 million pùblic workers issùed a joint strike call to show their “profoùnd disagreement” with Macron’s bid to transform France’s gargantùan pùblic service.
The protests were the fourth round of demonstrations in France since September aimed at forcing the 39-year-old president to row back on his reforms, with the government’s response being closely watched by European allies and investors.