French government to meet transportation strikers next week
French government officials will begin talks with labor unions on Tuesday to end the country's longest transport stoppage since the mid-1980s.
Why it matters: It's been 29 days since transportation workers in France started striking in protest of President Macron's proposal to overhaul the pension system.
- Negotiations held before Christmas fell through. In a speech this week, Macron vowed to carry through his reforms, though he hinted that his plan could be further scaled back to appease workers.
- Macron's concessions might not be enough for strikers, whose absence from work is hurting the country's economy. Most of them want the plan scrapped altogether.