Focus on France

Pension reforms bring French workers back to the streets

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Public and private sector workers march on the Pont de Sully bridge in Paris, 23 September 2010.
Public and private sector workers march on the Pont de Sully bridge in Paris, 23 September 2010. Reuters

French civil servants have taken to the streets again in yet another wave of protests aimed at derailing the government's pensions reform. But unions concede numbers were down on the last day of action earlier this month.