France shows how it's done. Again.
Just a few days after the month-long transportation/energy workers strike was joined by teachers, district nurses and lawyers (and the police were going to protest), President Emmanuel Macron’s government began to fold.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe offered a major concession to unions after trade groups took to the streets for a fifth straight day of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's overhaul of the pension system.
The prime minister said in a letter to unions and employers that he was ready to make an offer to unions, on the basis of a compromise, after talks on Friday.
France was just early in a growing global movement against neoliberalism.
Chile and Ecuador have also won victories against neoliberals.
Colombia, Honduras, and Lebanon protesters (among others) are currently battling austerity.