French public service workers strike to protest govt plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022

French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. Nine unions are also seeking higher wages and are denouncing the increasing use of short-term contracts in public services. This is the third nationwide strike of public workers since President Emmanuel Macron came into power last May. He has promised to reduce public spending and overhaul the country’s labor laws. Hundreds of flights to and from France have also been cancelled as French air traffic controllers have joined the movement, AP reported. The government intends to legislate on its labor reforms next year.