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People demonstrate in Le Havre northwestern France on May 26, 2016 to protest against the government's proposed labour reforms. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)
People demonstrate in Le Havre northwestern France on May 26, 2016 to protest against the government's proposed labour reforms. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)
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This segment did not air as scheduled due to a change in the news. We will update this post with audio if and when it airs on Here & Now. 

Union workers barracaded key sites across France as to protest a labor reform bill they say will make it easier for businesses to fire them. The strikes this week disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Hugh Schofield of the BBC about the impact the strikes are having.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Hugh Schofield, Paris correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @schofieldhigh.

This segment aired on May 27, 2016.

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