MACRON APPEALS TO STRIKERS
Written by thereachfm on December 23, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron has appealed to transport unions to suspend strikes that threaten travel chaos over the Christmas holidays.
Macron who is visiting Ivory Coast, Macron suggested the strikers should “observe a truce out of respect for families and family life”.
Two weeks of strikes over planned pension reforms have caused widespread disruption across France.
President Macron wants to replace France’s 42 separate pension regimes with a universal points-based pension system.