Protesters in France march against the government’s reform of the pension system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters in France march against the government’s reform of the pension system. Photo: EPA-EFE
France

‘Painful Thursday’ strikes reduce French power supply, halt refinery shipments

  • Trade unions are up in arms against government’s plan to make people work longer before they can retire, and have called on workers to walk out on their jobs
  • Electricity output fell and deliveries from refineries have been halted, meaning nuclear stations are likely to ramp up to ensure grid stability during the day

Protesters in France march against the government’s reform of the pension system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters in France march against the government’s reform of the pension system. Photo: EPA-EFE
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