France’s transport strike to continue over holiday period

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France entered its eighth day of strikes on Thursday and the industrial action shows no signs of abating – not even for the holiday season.

A major labour union said on Thursday there would be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backed down on pension reform.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that French people needed to work two years longer to get a full pension. The plans drew a hostile response from trade unions who said they would step up strike action to force an about-turn.

Via Euronews/Reuters

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