France - Call for ‘unlimited’ strikes - November 30, 2019

The French government is determined to push ahead with its pension reform, even if this means that strikes could block parts of France. That is because the rail workers’ General Confederation of Labour (CGT- Cheminots) initially called for an unlimited strike to take place on 5 December, to protest against the amendment of the special pension schemes included in the government’s reform. Most of the major unions have joined the movement: the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), Workers’ Force (FO) and France’s main trade union in the education sector, the FSU. The French group of trade unions Solidaires and the teachers’ union SE-UNSA also joined the call.

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