“Mr Macron represents the big bosses and those who want to cut public services, social protections and everything achieved by workers. I don’t agree with that at all.”
This is the opinion of one member of the manifestation in Parisian suburb Jouy-en-Josas this past week, according to an article by Express. Protests have increased in France in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s recent labor reform proposals, which would decrease the compensation awarded to fired employees, and give large companies more power over unions, among other things.
Labor reform has long been a complicated issue in France, with former presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy receiving enormous dips in their ratings when they attempted similar reforms back during their time in office.
More demonstrations are to come, including a nationwide protest “against the reform of Labor Law” scheduled for September 12.