Striking rail workers speak out on movement against French labor law
Alex Lantier and V. Gnana
6 June 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to rail workers striking against the Socialist Party's anti-worker labor law and railway privatization measures, as well as to students mobilized in solidarity with this struggle. These measures would allow for the privatization of much of the French railway system and transform the French labor code―making it easier for companies to demand increasing working hours, cut wages and impose mass sackings.
The rail strike is currently one of the key struggles, together with refinery strikes and planned strikes in the airline sector, against the Socialist Party's attempt to ram through the law in the face of overwhelming popular opposition.