Published on May 1, 2016
Protesters clashed with riot police at a May Day protest in Paris, Sunday, held to demonstrate against labour reforms proposed by the French government and to commemorate International Worker's Day.
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Trade unions and students are due to march in Paris on Sunday, May 1, against labour reforms proposed by the French government and to commemorate International Worker’s Day.
Unions such as the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and the Workers' Force (FO) have called for the rally, together with several students’ unions.
Commonly referred to as the 'El Khomri law' after French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri, the reforms will look at almost all aspects of France's labour laws; maximum working hours, holidays and breaks, among other areas will be open to negotiation as the government attempts to liberalise France's labour market.