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French unions to hold day of strikes after talks with prime minister fail

By Angelique Chrisafis

06 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in France again today after a failed meeting with President Macron. The Guardian has the latest in the ongoing pension dispute.

Hundreds of thousands of people across France are expected to protest on Thursday against Emmanuel Macron’s rise in the minimum pension age from 62 to 64, after talks between trade unions and the prime minister failed to ease tensions.

France will face another day of strikes affecting transport, schools and refineries, amid anger over the government’s use of an executive order to push through the pensions changes without a parliamentary vote last month.

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