French unions succeed in new show of force against pension reforms


A day of strikes and demonstrations led by trades unions on Tuesday against the French government's planned overhaul of the pensions system mobilised strong support, with unions claiming a nationwide turnout in street marches of 1.8 million people, while interior ministry figures estimated the total numbers at 615,000. 

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Strikes disrupted travel across France for the 13th consecutive day on Tuesday, as labour unions angry over President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension overhauls set off yet another day of demonstrations, reports The New York Times.