France Braces For Pension Reform Strikes
France is set for disruption to transport and public services, as unions protest against plans to raise the pension age from 62 to 64.
Most train and metro services are cancelled on Tuesday, and many schools will be closed.
It is the sixth day of strikes and protests since mid-January, and unions say it will be the biggest yet.
More than one million people are expected at demonstrations in Paris and other cities.
With the government showing no sign of backing down on its pension plan, one union leader has said there is talk is of escalation and “bringing the country to its knees”.
In the days ahead, there will be calls to extend the strikes in key sectors like power generation and gas terminals.
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The majority of French citizens back the ongoing strikes against president Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform, a poll by French survey group elabe suggests.