France: Strike disrupts energy sector, schools, transport

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Members of some of France's hard-left unions, including many energy workers, laid down their tools on Thursday. Refineries, nuclear plants, some schools and some public transport have suffered disruptions. The CGT framed Thursday's strike as a possible precursor of social unrest if President Emmanuel Macron goes too far with the planned pension reforms.
2 months ago·Paris, France

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Nationwide strike disrupts France's energy sector

PARIS -- A nationwide strike in France on Thursday called by hard-left trade unions demanding higher pay disrupted the energy sector as nuclear power industry workers joined the walkout. Strikes also hit TotalEnergies refineries for a third day. Read More

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