Social unrest over spiralling living costs spreads to France’s railways

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By Caroline Pailliez and Antony Paone PARIS (Reuters) – Railway workers in France went on strike on Wednesday, disrupting travel across the rail network days before the summer holidays begin and at a time of unrest in other areas of the economy as high inflation eats into salaries. With three of the four main unions at the SNCF, France’s state-owned railway operator, taking part in the walkout, nearly a third of intercity and regional train services were cancelled. Commuter trains in and out of Paris were also impacted. “I’m sure there are demands, and I respect that. But at the same time, peo…

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