Strikes in France
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Pension reform protests continue in France

Mass protests over pension reforms in France are continuing to cause havoc across France, and opinion polls show 70% of the general public are "dissatisfied" with President Nicholas Sarkozy's performance.

Mr Sarkozy is hoping to end the dispute with the unions by signing, in to law, the changes which will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

The government says the reform is needed to save the indebted pension system from collapse.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 25 Oct 2010