Firefighters from all across France have gathered in Paris for a general strike to demand better working conditions, including a 28% increase in bonuses they say they should be paid to compensate them for the risks they take in the job.
Their bonus is currently 19% of their salary but the firefighters want a “single rate of 28% for all professional firefighters.”
Some clashes were reported near Place de la République, and the police had to use tear gas to disperse the protesters.
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