Pôle Emploi, which is replacing ANPE & ASSEDIC, is already beginning its first days with a strike even though the organization doesn’t technically become effective until Thursday.
The employees of the organization that is designed to help you find work refuse to work so that you cannot find work because they are upset about their own work.
This is similar to the SNCF’s strikes where you cannot get to work because the employees are upset about their own work, so you have to miss work which could lead to the loss of your work.
And in the end, no one actually works.
I ♥ France. Oh so much.