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12 Sep 2019 | 09:00 PM UTC

France: Nationwide strike against pension reform to take place September 16

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Multiple sectors to participate in a strike across France against pension reform on September 16; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION France, Paris


Multiple unions and professional organizations plan to hold a nationwide strike in France on Monday, September 16, to denounce planned pension reforms. Several professions, including lawyers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, pilots, hostesses, and stewards, are set to participate in the strike. A group of protesters is scheduled to gather at Place de l'Opéra in Paris at 13:00 (local time) on Monday; similar demonstrations are likely in urban centers nationwide.

Associated commercial and transportation disruptions are to be expected during the strike. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated near all demonstrations.  


Individuals in France are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate commercial and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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