France's CGT union holds day of action over low pay, pension reform

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France's CGT trades union has called for a day of action on Thursday is support of pay increases to ease the cost of living crisis, and against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.

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President Macron faces the first national strikes this week since his re-election, when a union-led day of protest begins an expected revolt over his plans to raise the retirement age, reports The Times.