Strike

Strike - Strike action in France shows little sign of weakening according to French media reports. In the aftermath of the governments announcements on the pension reform, the strike has largely been renewed, in transport the CGT-Cheminots, the first SNCF union, called for "a strengthening of the strike" and Unsa, the first union at the RATP, invited for its part to "widen" the movement and install it "over time ". Even the CFDT, which supported the reform at first, felt that the "red line" had been "crossed" with the decision to introduce a pivotal retirement age of 64.

Blockages in Le Havre have seen the port and industrial area of ​​the city completely blocked by protesters this morning.

Today is the eigth day of consecutive strike action which saw traffic jams as early as 6.30am in and around the French capital. With reports of tail backs of up to 410km by 8am.

Meanwhile the French Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has promised "a very significant pay increase for teachers" this morning while speaking on Franceinfo.

 

Last local news

French and Riviera News Tuesday July 27th 2021

Health Pass- The French Constitutional Council will announce on the 5th of August the exact details of the government’s health pass regulations follow... French and Riviera News Tuesday July 27th 2021 Read More

27/07/2021

Evening Update Monday 26 July 2021

In Corsica, the Prefect of the Haute-Corse department has announced that establishments open to the public such as bars and restaurants will have to c... Evening Update Monday 26 July 2021 Read More

26/07/2021

Lunchtime News Monday July 26th 2021

U-Turns- Many people say they're confused about the fresh restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus in the Alpes Maritimes.... Lunchtime News Monday July 26th 2021 Read More

26/07/2021

French and Riviera News Monday July 26th 2021

Aude inferno- A massive fire that’s so far destroyed more than 900 hectares of forest land in the Aude department is still not completely under contro... French and Riviera News Monday July 26th 2021 Read More

26/07/2021