French president Nicolas Sarkozy insists on pension reform 'duty'

France is enduring a sixth national day of strikes and protests over plans to reform the country's pension system.

The government wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full state pension age from 65 to 67.

President Nicolas Sarkozy has insisted that he will press ahead with pension reforms despite the growing strike movement, saying it was his duty as leader.