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French public sector workers march against job cuts

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French public sector workers march against job cuts


Thousands of French public sector workers have taken their grievances against the state onto the streets of Paris.

Teachers and civil servants, supported by students, were demonstrating against planned job cuts and for higher wages.

They were joined by public transport workers, who are striking over pension reforms.

CGT union boss Bernard Thibault congratulated so many people for taking part, saying that a high participation would give them more bargaining power.

According to France’s unions, some 700,000 workers took part in the demonstration on Tuesday. According to the police, it was just over half that number.

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