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French teachers strike ahead of nationwide action

French teachers strike ahead of nationwide action
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Thousands of teachers have been on strike across France today, but the action appears to have been limited with only between five and 30 percent of secondary and high school staff taking part.

However, many more are expected to mobilise tomorrow for a nationwide stoppage across several sectors in protest against the government’s proposed pension reforms.

Recent polls suggest most French people back plans to raise the retirement age.

Nonetheless, nearly all public sector unions have called on their members to take to the streets and early indications suggest their appeal will be widely followed.

The disruption is scheduled to begin on Monday evening with transport workers.