Death threats, random power cuts, tossed boots and blockades.
Those are the methods being used by hard-line French unions protesting President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform as a record-long transport strike fizzles and a bill on the new system heads to parliament.
The country is "seeing violent behavior, blockades and sometimes acts that are completely opposed to the spirit of public service, totally illegal and, in reality, totally unacceptable," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told the French Senate on Wednesday.
With the transport strike that hit the Paris region particularly hard all but over, the government has been emboldened. It will press ahead with its project for a universal pension plan, presenting a bill Friday in a cabinet meeting.
Pushing through the reform will be a major win for Mr. Macron, who will have shaken up a special-regimes system, especially in the public sector, that allowed some people to retire in their early 50s. He will have succeeded where his predecessors failed.