Cobwebbed bikes and carpool apps: France braces for public sector strike

Commuters pass electronic ticket at a checkpoint and access gate of the French national railway operator SNCF at Gare de l'Est railway station in Paris, France, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – Commuters scrambled to fix up old bicycles, reserve carpool rides and arrange emergency childcare ahead of one of France’s biggest public sector strikes in decades on Thursday. Unions are digging in for a nationwide strike over pension reform that they hope will cripple transport networks, close schools, leave garbage piled high to […]

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