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.
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Millions of Germans had their morning commute disrupted after local transit workers staged a walkout. Busses and trains remain in depots. Verdi, the country's second-largest union wants, uniform regulations for members.
German, Austrian, French and Swiss rail operators are partnering up to provide a network of cross-border sleeper trains linking 13 major European cities. It's something of a revival for a dying service.
Five days of mass strikes by French unions have crippled transportation across the country. But the government of President Emmanuel Macron appears determined to push through its plans for a pensions overhaul.
French unions have rejected calls to suspend national strikes over Christmas, leaving holiday travelers in a bind. Less than half of all high-speed trains are expected to run on Christmas Eve.
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