French workers have shut down the country! More than 100,000 workers and young people protested in Paris and thousands more across the country, as workers went on a national strike against pro-business reforms that will leave many jobless and break down social rights of working people.
Motorways and bridges were blocked and flights delayed. Rolling strike by train drivers has brought disruption to regional and commuter rail services.Oil workers on strike have forced the closure of 3,000 gas stations, forcing the government to use its strategic oil reserves as a third of France’s petrol stations are now running dry. Workers at nuclear plants also went on strike, causing outages at at least 11 power plants, nuclear power provides about 75% of the country’s electricity.