French lorry drivers plan strike for higher wages and pension reform

French unions have called for a lorry drivers strike on October 5th in order to achieve an increase in wages and force the government to give up the reform of the pension system.

French lorry drivers plan strike for higher wages and pension reform
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Four French unions, the CGT, the FO, the FSU and Sud-Solidaires are calling all lorry drivers for a strike on 5 October 5, reported transportation portal France Routes.

The aim of the protest is to obtain an increase in wages and to force the government to abandon the reform of the pension system.

The Sud-Solidaires road transport federation says in its statement that the government, the employers and their representatives are to be blamed for the recent social regression in France.

“We no longer work to live; we work, we sweat, we struggle to survive if work doesn’t kill us! The health crisis must not be the reason to questioning the rights and achievements of employees. This crisis should not legitimize layoffs” – stresses the union.

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