Strikes against pension reform continue in France | News

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Workers of the transport system and refineries, garbage collectors and other groups continued on strike this Wednesday in France, against the plan of President Emmanuel Macron to raise the minimum retirement age to 64 years.


General strike rejects pension reform in France

While the bill is being debated in the French Parliament, strikes in the European country are interrupting the fuel supply, as well as rail and air traffic, and the metro service in Paris (capital).

In this regard, the railway company SNCF indicated that only one in three high-speed trains would circulate; and the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports canceled a fifth and a third of their scheduled flights, respectively.

On this day, the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) assured that the protests in various sectors caused the suspension of deliveries from the refineries of the TotalEnergies, Esso-ExxonMobil and Petroineosm company and reduced the production of electricity.

Likewise, French electricity production was reduced by 11.2 gigawatts (18 percent of total production) on the morning of this Wednesday; since the strike affected nuclear, thermal and hydroelectric plants.

The French Minister of Transport, Clement Beaune, specified that transportation will continue to be irregular on Thursday and Friday at Paris airports and railway terminals.

In the same way, coinciding with International Women's Day, groups in defense of women's rights called for a demonstration for this day in different cities of France, due to the consequences of the reform on working mothers.

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