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.

Last local news

Monaco Updates - 22nd April

This week, find out more about the Historic Monaco Grand Prix.  Monaco Updates - 22nd April Read More

22/04/2021

Several products recalled by French supermarkets

Several French supermarkets have recalled several pasta, rice, prawns and couscous products for health reasons.... Several products recalled by French supermarkets Read More

22/04/2021

French and Riviera News Thursday 22nd April 2021

French Prime Minister Jean Castex is to hold a press conference this evening at 6pm to outline the gradual lifting of restrictions as planned by the g... French and Riviera News Thursday 22nd April 2021 Read More

22/04/2021

Evening Update Wednesday 21st April 2021

With just over two weeks left of confinement, plans are being put in place to slowly re-open the Cote d’Azur and the country as a whole. From the begi... Evening Update Wednesday 21st April 2021 Read More

21/04/2021