Unions wait to hear Macron’s plans for France

PARIS (AP) — Union representatives say French President Emmanuel Macron gave no information about the measures he is going to announce in a televised address to the nation in the evening.

Secretary general of the moderate workers union CFDT Laurent Berger said “we had no answer” about the president’s declaration. “We will listen to him with a lot of interest, lots of expectations and some concern as well given the situation,” he said.

Macron met in his presidential palace with local and national politicians, unions and business leaders to hear their concerns. The morning meeting stretched past lunch and lasted over four hours.

Yves Veyrier, secretary general of the leftist workers union FO, said “we will listen to him to see if we have been heard.”

Macron is expected to announce a series of measures to reduce taxes and boost purchasing power in a televised speech on Monday evening.