Massive protests by French workers against pro capitalist changes to labor laws

More than 10 lakh workers and students of France participated in militant demonstrations on March 31, 2016, against the pro capitalist, anti worker reforms to the Labour Code proposed by the government of Francois Hollande. The protests have taken place not only in the capital Paris, but also in other towns of the country including Toulouse, Lille and Nantes.

 The government of France, just like capitalist governments elsewhere, including in India, is justifying the changes to the labour laws in the name of "job creation" and "ensuring economic growth". In fact, the changes in labour laws are aimed at enabling the biggest capitalist monopolies to intensify the exploitation of labour, and thereby maximize their profits.

The proposed changes to the labour laws will enable larger companies to impose new "flexible" working hours that would compel workers under "exceptional circumstances" to work up to 60 hours a week with less overtime pay. The protesters point out that the proposed changes would create more job insecurity particularly for women and young people. An opinion poll conducted amongst people of France showed more than 60% of the population are opposed to these anti working class, pro capitalist measures.

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