Labour law strikes halt 40% of French rail services

Striking railway workers suspended close to half of French trains on Wednesday in a dispute over working conditions as other services faced disruption amid an escalating stand-off between unions and the government over labour reforms.

France set for travel chaos as transport strike looms

France’s government moved on Tuesday to calm labour reform protests ahead of the upcoming European football championship, as the country braced for a week of severe disruptions after unions called for a nationwide transportation strike.