The strikes are expected to dampen France's economic growth by 0.1 percent. Businesses in and around the French capital have suffered huge losses.
Holiday train travel is at a near standstill in France as nationwide public sector strikes enter their third week. From the Paris metro to high-speed long-distance trains, rail services will mostly not be running.
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.
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.
There have been slight improvements in travel as the strikes enter their 25th day, but disruptions are still widespread. The French government and a trade union have exchanged accusations over who is to blame.
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