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Commuter chaos continues in France


It is likely not to be so much the “rush” hour as the “crush” hour for commuters in Paris today with French transport workers continuing their strike over pension reform. For the past two days trying to get to work has proved to be a major challenge. But with the country’s SNCF railway company claiming less than half its staff had heeded the strike call, lists of trains that are running will once more be handed out to potential passengers.

Union leaders and the government have made moves to launch talks but many rank and file union members say there is no room for compromise over their hard won pension package.

In the meantime it is the commuters who are bearing the brunt of the action. One man trying to catch a train discovered he would have to wait four hours before the next one was due.

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