Lockdowns meant businesses were forced to terminate staff and cut spending.
One of France’s biggest trade unions is calling for a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand better protection for workers during these times.
But with economies struggling, will governments listen?
Presenter: Imran Khan
Julien Hoez – European Policy analyst and member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s party
Nayla Glaise – Member, French CGT trade union
Petros Fassoulas – Secretary-general, European Movement International