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Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)


This Tuesday, strikes at six of France’s 8 oil refineries triggered a run on gas stations in the Paris area and throughout the country. The unions are digging in, with truckers and rail workers set to walk off the job again and another national day of protest on Thursday. But both the president and his prime minister said there'd be no going back on a bill that's already been watered down. What's in this labor reform that's tearing apart the president's own camp? How popular are the strikes?

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