“French pensions standoff hardens as strike enters 3rd week”

“A gruelling French transport strike over a planned pension reform entered its third week on Thursday, with little relief in sight after talks between unions and the government failed to bring the two sides any closer to a compromise.

“We’re still very, very far from any agreement,” Laurent Berger of the CFDT, France’s biggest union, said after a marathon day of union meetings with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Wednesday…”


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