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France strikes 'biggest so far'

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

Unions and police say Tuesday's protests in Paris are the biggest so far, estimating a turnout of 330,000 and 89,000 respectively, with some unions due to vote on whether to escalate their protests with open-ended strikes.

France's cabinet wants to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 12 Oct 2010
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