Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown

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Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown
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Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon plans to overhaul France’s generous pension system.

Transport networks in Paris and beyond ground to a near halt as unions dug in for a protest that threatens to paralyse France for days and poses the severest challenge to Macron’s reform agenda since the “yellow vest” protests erupted.

Riot police in Nantes, western France, fired tear gas at masked...


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Striking unions battle Macron in pensions showdown


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