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Transport Workers’ Strike Becomes Longest in French History

HeadlineJan 10, 2020

In France, at least half a million people flooded the streets across the country Thursday to show their support for the unionized rail workers whose strike against French President Emmanuel Macron’s attempted pension overhaul has now become the longest transportation strike in French history. This is Youlie Yamamoto.

Youlie Yamamoto: “Édouard Philippe dares to say that women are the great winners of the reform. That’s not true, and awful. He knows that women are the biggest losers from the reform. Why? Because he knows that they have different jobs, have to take more care of children, work part-time. So, for sure, they have careers with gaps, shorter careers. So if you take the whole career into account, women will be hit the hardest.”

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