France pension strike cripples economy, businesses

Transport, services affected as rail workers strike over Macron's proposed pension reforms, dampening Christmas sales

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    Workers unhappy with French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms are striking, bringing the capital's rail services to a halt.

    This has affected many businesses, which have reported a substantial drop in earnings during the crucial holiday season.

    The unions are proposing another round of nationwide strikes in January.

     

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Paris.


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