Unions claim 115 of France’s 188 prisons are blocked by a strike by prison guards while prison authorities put the figure at 50.
Thousands of nurses have rallied across France to demonstrate against budget cuts and staff shortages, claiming care is being put at risk.
French riot police fired tear gas and chased after protesters as clashes broke out during an anti-labour reform demonstration on Tuesday.
It is being hailed as the biggest show of strength yet against long-contested labour reforms in France.
With the international football tournament just over a week away, France is on the verge of chaos as strikes continue.
Dozens of people have been arrested on the margins of a protest in Paris over planned labour reforms
Police in Paris have evacuated a protest camp in the city’s Place de la Republique, occupied for 11 consecutive nights by demonstrators demanding