The French capital, Paris, witnessed a demonstration organized by the unions of the General Confederation of Labor and the Confederation of Solidarity Trade Unions to protest against the layoffs and to demand the reform of unemployment insurance.
The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that hundreds of workers and yellow vest activists participated in this demonstration yesterday, chanting slogans demanding an end to government policies hostile to workers' rights and to prevent employers' plans to lay off employees in light of the difficult economic conditions in France.
A number of current and former deputies in the French and European parliaments participated in the demonstration to express their solidarity with labor demands.
Paris also witnessed a demonstration yesterday at the invitation of the National International Institute of Trainees to demand a 48-hour work week for trainee doctors and to denounce their professional exhaustion.
"We are on strike for 48 hours because this is the limit of work per week in the law and beyond this limit it becomes dangerous for caregivers, which can lead to exhaustion, depression and danger to patients," La Provence newspaper quoted the institute's head, Gantin Casanova, as saying.
Two days ago, Paris witnessed a demonstration against a government plan to reduce salaries as a result of the repercussions of the Corona epidemic.