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French count cost of nine days of strikes

A reform of pension plans is at the heart of the transport strike, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.

24th November, 2007

A reform of pension plans is at the heart of the transport strike, writes Thomas Hubert in Paris.

The strike that came to an end last Friday, after paralysing France’s rail transport system for nine days, took its toll on weary commuters, a sluggish economy and on president Nicolas Sarkozy’s popularity.

The work stoppage affected the SNCF national rail company, as well as the Paris area mass transit operator, the RATP....

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