New day of strike in France to protest against the pension reform of the Government of Emmanuel Macron. One of the most controversial points is the increase in the minimum retirement age from 62 to 64 years.
The first trucker blockades were already being felt yesterday on French roads, anticipating what is expected to be the most massive day of strikes and demonstrations to date.
Disruptions in land and air traffic
The state railway company (SNCF) has announced the cancellation of 80% of high-speed trains (TGV) and practically all other conventional long-distance trains. In the outskirts of Paris, between a third and a fifth of the usual convoys will continue, and in the capital’s metro only normal service will be maintained on the two automatic lines, 1 and 14. The others will barely go to half throttle at peak hours.
The controllers’ strike will lead to the suppression of 20% of the flights at Charles de Gaulle and 30% at the other Parisian airport, as well as those of Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse.
The energy sector at medium throttle
But in reality, the first mobilizations already began on Friday in the energy sector, with the reduction of electrical tension in some power plants over the weekend.
“Paralyze the country”
The declared objective of the French unions, which remain united in this sixth day of mobilization in the fight against the Macron government, is to “paralyze the country”.