Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Strikes hit French schools and trains

Some trains and schools were disrupted by strikes as unions across France protested against government austerity measures yesterday.

President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government says the cost-cutting measures are essential to reduce the country's debt and allow France to remain a pillar of the troubled eurozone. Workers say the cuts hit some sectors unfairly and that the rich should make more of a contribution.

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