The plans have prompted a number of strikes, including those of essential workers such as bin men, leaving the capital city of Paris in a mess, and residents seriously unhappy.
Authorities deployed 11,500 police officers to tackle those involved.
“The mobilisation is far from over,” the leader of the leftist CGT union, Sophie Bine.
“As long as this reform isn’t withdrawn, the mobilisation will continue in one form or another.”
Today’s monumental decision will decide whether the civil unrest continues.
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