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Health workers protest in Paris for better working conditions



PARIS — VNN is live from Paris on Thursday, October 15, as healthcare workers are set to join a nationwide demonstration organized by labor unions demanding better working conditions.

In April the French government agreed with labor unions to pay an increase of €160 ($188) per month by March 2021 to healthcare staff. Workers have been since demanding a better hiring scheme and a general salary renewal. The protest is taking place as the number of new daily coronavirus infections is rising significantly in the country with 756,472 cases as of Wednesday, according to the French public health agency since the beginning of the pandemic.

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