Home / General / French PM: open to new measures to help the lowest paid

French PM: open to new measures to help the lowest paid

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Thursday said he was open to new measures to benefit workers on the lowest salaries, as the government scrambled to head off another round of ‘yellow vest’ protests in Paris this weekend.

Philippe also said 65,000 security force members would be deployed nationwide. Rioters last Saturday torched cars, looted shops and defaced the Arc de Triomphe in the worst unrest the French capital has seen in five decades.

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Editing by Richard Lough

Check Also

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

MONTREAL/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve …

‘Africans are tired’: hairdresser hopes for change as Senegal election nears

DAKAR (Reuters) – For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the …