France: Transport workers start rolling strikes

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“France is facing street protests and heavy disruption on Tuesday as transport workers and refinery staff begin rolling strikes over Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age to 64. For the sixth time since the start of the year, unions have called a nationwide day of strikes and demonstrations, aiming to repeat the large turnout seen on the first major protest, on 19 January, when more than a million people marched against the pension changes. The disruption is expected to be greater and last longer as rail unions called for rolling, open-ended strikes, which could affect all national trains as well as international routes including the Eurostar. … ‘The idea is to bring France to a standstill,’ said Fabrice Michaud, of the railway workers’ branch of the CGT trade union.” (03/07/23)