The five pillars of the labor reform were published Saturday in France’s official gazette, the Journal Officiel and some provisions come into force immediately, before the vote in parliament, while others require application decrees to be enforced.
France Insoumise (FI), the organization that intends to embody the main opposition party, responded with a major event in Paris. It was a success for leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon: 150,000 people (30,000 for the Prefecture) on the March against Immanuel Macron’s “social coup.”
Despite the Journal Officiel, the fight continues for Mélenchon. FI announced the possibility for another demonstration on Saturday, with clanging pots, modeled on the South American “cacerolazo,” and then a great event “in millions on the Champs Elysées” that could take place in second half of October. In any case, there are already protests of truck drivers scheduled for today, and public employees will go down to the square on Oct. 10 (though the labor reform will not affect them) followed by pensioners on Oct. 28.