Strike in France – level 3

28-05-2018 07:00

A nationwide strike over the government’s plan to cut around 120,000 public-service jobs took place in France last week. As air traffic controllers joined the protests, as well, hundreds of flights had to be cancelled.

Protesters clashed with police in Paris in what is the country’s third major strike since President Macron came into power. The French government and the unions, which are seeking higher wages and want to prohibit all short-term contracts, are in discussions to come to an agreement.

Difficult words: strike (protesting by not going to work), clash (a fight), major (big), union (a political group of people who have one type of job).

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