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France braced for huge disruption as transport workers start rolling strikes

Road, rail and air services will all be affected in protest over plans to raise pension age from 62 to 64

France is facing street protests and heavy disruption on Tuesday as transport workers and refinery staff begin rolling strikes over Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age to 64.

For the sixth time since the start of the year, unions have called a nationwide day of strikes and demonstrations, aiming to repeat the large turnout seen on the first major protest, on 19 January, when more than a million people marched against the pension changes.

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