Laurent Berger, head of France’s CFDT union, told daily Le Parisien in an interview Wednesday that it would be "unacceptable" for the government to back down on proposed labor reforms in the light of strikes led by the CGT union.

The government has failed by an "absence of pedagogy" regarding the benefits of reform which has left the way clear for "radicalisms" to take hold, Berger said in the interview.

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