Pension Reform and strikes

Pension Reform and strikes - The French government has said it will look at punishing striking workers who cut power supplies to tens of thousands of homes and businesses people in protest over pension reform. Between 30,000 and 35,000 customers in the Paris metropolitan area are believed to have been affected by the power striking energy workers illegally entered a facility and switched off supplies.

The government has branded the power cut as "irresponsible" and warned of consequences.

Unions have called for further strike action tomorrow Friday 24th January which is expected to mainly affect transport in our region with no trams running in Nice, a disrupted bus service and 80% or regional trains running.

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