French transport strike over pension reforms now longest since 1980s


The rolling strikes of French transport workers, and notably railways staff, which began in early December as part of national union-led protests against the government's plans to reform the pension system, on Friday became the longest since the winter of 1986 – and threaten to become the longest ever as talks are not set to resume until January 7th.

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A transport stoppage that has caused daily travel misery for millions of people in France entered its 23rd day on Friday, surpassing the duration of a 1995 strike whose success unions are hoping to repeat, reports FRANCE 24.