France faces day of protests over labor reform, train strike
PARIS, March 9 (AP) — Angry unions and youth are joining forces in a day of protests against French President Francois Hollande's effort to tamper with the country's 35-hour workweek to create new jobs.
Several union and student organizations called protests across France on Wednesday to try to kill the bill which has even divided Hollande's Socialists.
The protests fall on the same day as rail strikes that are delaying some suburban and long-distance trains — but not local transport.
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