President Francois Hollande of France has insisted that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action looms on the railways. 'The text assures the best performance for businesses and offers new rights to employees,' he told a newspaper. Protesters clashed with police last week during marches against the bill, which makes hiring and firing easier. There are concerns the Euro 2016 football championships, which France hosts next week, may be disrupted.
President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.