French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

Business / Economy Jan 10, 2020

French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

French trade unions disrupted rail services, cut power output and brought demonstrators onto the streets in cities across France on Thursday in a make-or-break push to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his planned pension reform. The country's hard-left unions rallied supporters hoping to regain ...

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Business Dec 25, 2019

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Christmas Eve 2019 was an unusually gloomy one for France as the 20th day of a transport strike left many scrambling on Tuesday to reach their loved ones for the traditional family feast, while others simply gave up. The protest against pension reform has led ...

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Business Dec 23, 2019

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Holiday travelers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again. President Emmanuel Macron issued an appeal on Saturday for a truce over the holidays, three days after talks between the government and unions ...