Chaos in France as rail staff 'down tools' over level-crossing accident


French railways staff have massively used their legal right to 'withdraw' from their posts after an accident at a level crossing in north-east France, when 11 people were reported injured, claiming that it was unregulatory that only the driver was present to deal with the incident, provoking massive disrution just as mid-term school holidays began.

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A wildcat strike is disrupting train travel in France for a second day, leaving thousands of people in the lurch at the start of school holidays, reports The Washington Post.