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Carrefour Workers Protest Job Cuts Driven by Macron Reform

Carrefour Workers Protest Job Cuts Driven by Macron Reform

Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:38 AM

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Workers at retail giant Carrefour are protesting at hypermarkets across France over mass job cuts made possible by President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms.

Unions staged a protest Thursday in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, marching through the aisles with red flags as shoppers pushed carts past their banners. It's part of a string of Carrefour demonstrations around the country this month.

Europe's biggest retailer, Carrefour announced last month that it will invest 2.8 billion euros ($3.4 billion) over the next five years in online shopping and cut 2,400 jobs. CEO Alexandre Bompard wants more investment in e-commerce to compete with Amazon.

The job cuts will come through collective voluntary departures, made possible in a new law that Macron says will boost growth by making it easier for companies to hire and fire.

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Workers at retail giant Carrefour are protesting at hypermarkets across France over mass job cuts made possible by President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms.Unions staged a protest Thursday in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, marching through the aisles with red flags as...
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