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>> These travellers may not be going anywhere fast. One floor above them, another strike by French airport workers. They're blocking check-in at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport in protest that planned new labor laws which make it easier to hire and fire. It's the latest in a wave of stoppages by unions around the country.
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>> We're carrying out actions all over the place, and we won't give up. We'll keep going until the end. We'll keep this up until this government gives in. The Prime Minister says the CGT is a minor union but he is really the one in a minority because the opinion polls show that people are against these proposals.
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On the whole, French citizens are against this bill.>> The CGT among the most hardline opponents of labor reforms. Now, it's latest action comes just three days before France hosts the Euro 2016 football championships. Lingering concern that the tournament could be disrupted. Though the CGT is looking increasingly isolated.
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French President Francois Hollande on Sunday saying it would be incomprehensible if union spoiled European football's flagship event.