French truck drivers protest against labor law reform project
French truck drivers on Monday staged an indefinite strike against the labor law reform project, which has sparked controversy and divisions in the country.

According to a statement issued by trade union representatives, the strike began at dawn today by blocking traffic on a highway near Belhika, as well as in the cities of Le Havre, Rouen, Caen, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Marseille and Lyon. "And traffic was blocked at an oil depot near the port of Marseille.

Truck drivers oppose labor law reform provisions, saying they weaken the status of staff representatives in small businesses, allowing arbitrary dismissal for economic reasons.

In the protests, drivers transporting hazardous materials demanded an increase in wages.

France has seen several protests this month in protest over labor law reforms signed last week by President Emmanuel Macaron.

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