Trains halted, schools shut in France as unions seek to block pension reform

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By Benoit Van Overstraeten and Benjamin Mallet PARIS (Reuters) -Most trains came to a halt, oil refineries were blocked and power production reduced in France on Tuesday as unions organised a sixth day of nationwide strikes against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans. Opinion polls have for weeks shown that a majority of voters reject the reform, which would raise the pension age by two years to 64 among other measures, but the government intends to stand its ground and carry out the plans it says are essential to ensure the pension system does not go bust. “I can understand that …

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