Many French ski resorts in the northern Alps could be closed or heavily affected by strike action planned for Saturday. The French ski workers were protesting over impending reforms of unemployment benefits that will affect hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers. The strike has been planned when thousands of families taking to the slopes during the school holidays. They wanted to cause disruption and highlight their cause during peak season for ski resorts.
Unedic, the agency in charge of unemployment insurance said that this reform would have a negative impact on 850,000 seasonal workers across France.
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