Tough times for commuters in France as a new wave of strikes hit the country. The walkouts come in response to President Emmanuel Macron's labor market reform.
France's Senate has voted in favor of Emmanuel Macron's reform plans for state rail operator SNCF. The reforms, which sparked months of strikes, are a key victory for Macron in his battle with France's unions.
Train travel in France has been disrupted for a third time this month as SNCF workers protest against a planned overhaul. The strikes pose the biggest challenge so far to President Emmanuel Macron's reform plans.
Almost half of French rail operator SNCF's train drivers and staff have begun months of strikes, on a day French media have dubbed "Black Tuesday." The strikes are expected to affect about 4.5 million commuters.
France's public sector is on strike, with workers nationwide protesting cuts to labor protections proposed by Emmanuel Macron. Unions call the president's plans an attack on civil servants and their economic security.
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