French unions have called for an eighth and final day of nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension overhaul.
France has already witnessed record numbers of demonstrators opposing the new pension system, which raises the retirement age from 62 to 64 and increases the number of years of contributions needed for a full pension.
Rubbish has piled up in Paris and several other cities due to continuing strikes by refuse collectors also against the bill.
As the proposed legislation comes up for a crucial vote, opinion polls suggest that up to 70% of French people oppose the changes.
A poll by Ifop, however, indicates that 71% of citizens are resigned to the bill's eventual passage.
The Guardian reports that French unions have called for a final day of strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's contentious pension overhaul as the proposed legislation approaches a critical vote.
The eighth nationwide mobilisation is scheduled for Wednesday, and protests have become increasingly widespread and impassioned in recent weeks.
The legislation raises the retirement age from 62 to 64 and increases the number of years of contributions required for a full pension.
The bill has united workers in a range of industries, sparking a number of recurring strikes across the country.
Rubbish piles continue to grow in Paris and other cities as refuse collectors express their opposition to the proposed laws.
While up to 70% of citizens are said to oppose the changes, a majority of French people appear to have resigned themselves to the legislation passing.
A poll by Ifop found that 71% believe the bill will eventually become law.