Christian Fraser in Paris
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France hit by third national strike in a month

French unions are staging a national day of strikes and demonstrations in opposition to the government's pension reforms - the third in a month.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in cities across France, with transport workers, civil servants and teachers stopping work.

Ministers want to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62, and the state pension age from 65 to 67. Christian Fraser reports from Paris.

  • 12 Oct 2010
  • From the section Europe