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France's pensions protests

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DISRUPTION is continuing in France amid anger over pension reform plans, with unions calling for a “tidal wave” of demonstrations on Friday, as the country counts the cost of the ongoing uprising.

How long has it been going on?

France's mass strike action began on December 5, with rail workers walking out, along with Air France air and ground crews. In the days that followed, lorry drivers blockaded major roads and postal and other public service staff downed tools.

Chaos has enveloped the country?

The situation has deteriorated – on January 9, around half a million demonstrators took to the streets of towns and cities across France, with teachers, nurses and lawyers joining the protests. By morning rush hour, there was 124km of traffic jams around Paris.........

© Herald Scotland