French Economy minister Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Post Office in Montreuil to unveil a stamp while protestors demonstrate, near Paris on June 6, 2016. / AFP / ERIC PIERMONT
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France's economy minister was pelted with eggs on Monday as a strike against planned labor reforms disrupted rail services for a sixth straight day but appeared to be losing steam.Despite the incident, participation in strikes and protests against the labour reform is dwindling, with just 8.5 percent of rail workers still on strike, the SNCF state railway said ahead of crucial negotiations between management and unions over a reorganization of working time.Rail connections remained seriously disrupted, however, as the company worked to secure a truce before the Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off in France on Friday. Negotiators worked to clinch a deal by an end of Monday deadline after the government intervened last week pledging to safeguard rest periods and help the SNCF with its debt of 50 billion euros ($57 billion) before passenger services open to private competition in 2020 .
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