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Austerity Strikes Hit France, Britain

Posted By admin On September 7, 2010 @ 12:28 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Millions of European commuters struggled to work Tuesday as workers in France and Britain staged strikes over pension reform and planned job cuts.

In France, unions called for a day of mass strike action shutting down trains, planes, buses, subways, post offices and schools in protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pensions reform bill.

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Unions called the showdown to derail the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, the centrepiece of Sarkozy’s political agenda two years before he seeks re-election.

They predicted the turn-out for mass demonstrations would match or more likely exceed that of a similar protest on June 24, when between 800,000 and two million marched in towns and cities across the country.

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