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Trains, schools affected as French unions call strike amid soaring inflation

2022-10-19 09:01:09       source:CGTN

October 18, 2022

Regional train traffic in France was cut by about half on Tuesday as several unions called a nationwide strike, seeking to capitalize on anger with decades-high inflation to expand a weeks-long industrial action at oil refineries to other sectors.

There was also some disruption to schools, as the strike primarily affected the public sector.

Trade union leaders were hoping workers would be energized by the government's decision to force some of them to go back to work at petrol depots to try and get fuel flowing again, a decision some say put in jeopardy the right to strike.

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